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What is the average life expectancy of a water softener?
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
How long does a water softener last?
You can expect a water softener to last 10 to 16 years, with an average of 12 years. Factors that affect lifespan are level of usage, maintenance, and the hardness of the water being processed. Also, see our blog posts Do I need a permit to install a water softener? and Does a home inspector check a water softener?
Here’s a bar graph that compares the life expectancy of a water softener to other well and septic system components.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about WELLS:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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