We just bought a new home and are getting our other one ready to rent out. The issue: the water softener.
We live in an area with really hard water. We were going to move our water softener from the old house to the new house but then that would mean getting a softener for the rent house. The water leaves spots and smells like chlorine w/out a softener.
Then we thought, let's leave the softener at the old house and get a new one for the new house! Yay! Well I don't know.
Softeners are pricey and we don't have the funds (or would rather use those funds on new flooring in the old house, carpet) to buy a softener outright. Today some men from GE came over and told us about their softener system.
I talked them down (at least I think I did well) a couple thousand dollars. Their system is lifetime warranty and if we move then they move the system to our new house. (We hope to retire here but one never knows, right?)
The monthly payments are $40 for the first year and then $90 until it's paid off. Yes it's very pricey but for right now it seems like the obvious choice, lower monthly payments and we can still renovate the soon-to-be rent house.
My question is this: What kind of water softener do you have and do you like or dislike it? Has anyone used the GE Pro Elite Softener System? We have 3 days to cancel if we don't like it but we don't want to get locked into something we don't like. I know we'll spend more in the long run but $800 plus install could go towards new carpet or new fencing, both of which the other house needs to rent out.
I am torn. Anyone have any advice/opionions/etc?
*Note* This is not asking for legal advice, just advice on water softeners and/or water softener companies.