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WHAT SHOULD My WATER SOFTENER HARDNESS be Set At?

WHAT SHOULD My WATER SOFTENER HARDNESS be Set At?

Is your water softener set correctly? How do you know? What determines the correct hardness settings for a water softener anyway? You may’ve heard that the settings are different if you’re on well water compared to city water but what are the correct settings? Maybe your current water softener settings are causing you to waste salt and water! Wait a minute, aren’t the hardness settings already set from the factory? Does it really matter? Relax, in this video I’m going to explain how to determine the best water softener hardness settings for your family starting right now. Hi I’m Gary the Water Guy and I simplify water filtration to help you conquer crappy water for your family! Whether you’re a homeowner, plumber or water filtration specialist, this video is for you!! By the end of this video you’ll know exactly what the hardness settings of your water softener should be and how to set them! Modern water softeners are far easier to program and as a result are far more efficient than ever before but unless you set the correct hardness settings, you’ll just be throwing away all that efficiency or the water softener just won’t be softening your water properly at all! It would be easier for you to understand this video if you know how a water softener works, in case you don’t, check out my YouTube video here   • How Does a Water ...   To Calculate your hardness settings, you’ll need the following information: Hardness in grains per gallon-gpg (parts per million [ppm] divided by 17)-ex 12 How do you know your waters hardness? If you are on a city or municipal water source, just call the water works department and ask them. If you are on well water you need to have the water tested. I have more info on the water testing herehttps://waterestore.ca/pages/free-wat... or you can mail us your water sample and we can test it for you for FREE. Mail to: Water Store, 1004 King Street, Midland, Ontario L4R 0B8 And if on well water, you’ll also need to know: Iron in ppm-ex 1.5 Manganese in ppm-ex .5 If you’ve invested in a relatively modern water softener like one of our HUM Water Care water softeners, which are all metered and come pre programmed, you just need to calculate the compensated hardness number as follows and add that number to the settings: 1) Hardness in gpg (grains per gallon) – example 12 2) Multiply the Iron in ppm (parts per million) by 4 – example 1.5 x 4 = 6 3) Multiply the Manganese in ppm by 6 – example .5 x 6 = 3 4) Total up 1-3 to get Compensated Hardness – example 12 + 6 + 3 = 21 Just enter the Compensated Hardness Number for hardness in the settings and you’re done! Now based on your water usage your water softener will regenerate either based on your usage or every 14 days, whatever comes first. Shop Water Softeners herehttps://waterestore.ca/search?type=pr... Click here for your next video on water softeners and I’ll see you there!   • Water Softener Ba...   Any questions or comments about this video or water softeners in general? Please enter them below, I read them all and would love to answer yours. LOVE GARY THE WATER GUY AND WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER FILTRATION FOR YOUR FAMILY? HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS! Sign up to keep in touch with Gary!https://mailchi.mp/waterestore.com/su... 2) LET’S CONNECT!https://www.facebook.com/WaterEstore/https://twitter.com/WaterEstorehttps://www.linkedin.com/company/the-...https://www.instagram.com/Water_Estore/https://www.instagram.com/WaterStoreM... 3) CONTACT! info@WaterEstore.com or info@WaterStoreMidland.com 4) SHOP! Midlandhttps://www.WaterStoreMidland.com Canadahttps://www.WaterEstore.ca USAhttps://www.WaterEstore.com Please share this video   • WHAT SHOULD My WA...