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What makes Culligan softeners High Efficiency?

Culligan high efficiency water softeners have the amazing ability to monitor your water for changing water conditions. In almost all parts of the country water hardness levels change during the year because of rainfall levels and other factors. Generic and non-electric systems simply cannot detect changes in water conditions. You might be thinking, “So what, what difference does this make?” It actually makes a lot of difference when you consider the salt, water and service life over many years. All quality water softeners must periodically clean themselves, or ‘regenerate’. Most water softeners regenerate every few days regardless of whether the system actually needs it or not. Culligan high efficiency systems will never regenerate unless the system actually requires it. With a Culligan high efficiency water softener you will use the minimum amount of salt, water and electricity while having the most technologically advanced water softener system on the market. Many of Culligan’s high efficiency water system’s features simply cannot be explained in this video. But what I can tell you is that Culligan has taken the most dependable materials, high-tech computing devices, and put together the world’s most advanced water softener system available. For a full list of features and benefits please give us a call so we can better explain how a Culligan HE water softener will benefit you and your family. In today’s world it is all about efficiency, and no one offers more efficient water softener systems than Culligan.

Be a Water Filter or Have a Water Filter!

You have probably already heard me say that you can either be a water filter or you can have Culligan filter your water for you. It’s important to remember that just because your water is clear does not mean it is clean. When you pour a glass of tap water it is often times very clear and looks clean. But if you run a few hundred gallons of this tap water through a simple sediment filter you will quickly notice how that white water filter will quickly turn brown or even black. Water is a universal solvent, meaning that it tends to dissolve almost everything it comes into contact with. That is why TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), water hardness, chlorine and other chemicals are not visible when we look at an ordinary glass of tap water. Typically, there are no chemicals or water impurities in your water that will immediately make you sick. However, over a long period of time it stands to reason that all those chemicals might have an effect on our bodies. Smart people think about the future and not just the moment. So, consider this next time someone tells you that your tap water is safe to drink and poses no long term adverse side effects. It took our medical community almost 20 years before anyone started talking about the adverse and dangerous side effects of smoking tobacco. Why would it be any different with our water and all the chemicals used to treat it? Our liver and kidneys are constantly bombarded each day with preservatives, chemicals, and many byproducts from the processed foods we often eat. And, it’s our liver and kidney’s job to filter much of this junk out of our bodies. Now, throw chemically treated tap water into the equation and you have added additional stress onto your vital organs. That is why we say that you can either have Culligan filter your water, or you can act as the water filter. The choice is yours to make.

Future of your Water

Did you know less than 3% of the worlds water is water suitable for drinking? Each year our water supplies become more stressed, cities are continually expanding yet the city water treatment systems are becoming overloaded with materials they were never intended to deal with. For example, what do most people do when they have expired medicine they don’t use? They flush it down the toilet! All those pharmaceuticals get in our water supply and eventually have to be taken out. The same goes for pesticides, herbicides and other water impurities that can be challenging to remove from your drinking water. There is an old saying “You can filter your water, or YOU can be the filter” Regardless of what happens to our water supply you can count on Culligan to always be there for all your water purification needs. Eventually there will come a time when almost every household will have some type of water purification device. We feel that it is always better to be be ahead of the curve rather than scrambling to fix it later. When you think about it there is really no downside to having a water purification system in your home or office, it just makes good sense.

Drinking Water System Benefits

House Plants

House plants do not like chlorine found in your tap water. Chlorine can make your plants leaves turn a pale green and sometimes even yellow. Try using Culligan purified drinking water with a little fertilizer and watch your plants grow to their fullest potential!


Everyone knows that cats and dogs can smell things that we can’t. And if we can smell chlorine in our tap water imagine how it smells to our furry little friends. Cats are prone to bladder infections and dogs can have the same problem too. There is no way chlorine will smell good to our pets and it’s hard to imagine how our pets would not drink more water if the water tasted better and was free from chlorine and chemicals. If you want the best for your pets start with good purified Culligan drinking water.

Ice Cubes

You will be amazed how clear ice cubes are when made with Culligan purified drinking water. What is the point in filling your glass with purified Culligan water only to add tap water ice cubes? A Culligan drinking water system can be hooked right up to your fridge so your fridge is more like a purified water cooler and your ice cubes will be clean and clear. Your guest will be impressed how clear the ice will look and there is no doubt your water will taste so much better.

Babies & Formulas

Everyone knows chlorine can be harsh and tastes bad, but imagine how it feels for something as sensitive as a new born baby? Formulas made with chemical free Culligan drinking water is the smart choice for your baby. Our customers have told us their babies seem to have less digestive issues with Culligan purified water versus regular tap water.


It would seem silly and wasteful to use bottled water to boil pasta or cook your food. But with a Culligan drinking water system you can do just that and more for just pennies per gallon. A Culligan drinking water system allows you to use clean, chemical free water for just about everything in your house especially all your cooking and food preparation. You will be amazed just how many uses you will find for you Culligan drinking water system.

Benefits of a Water Softener for your Home

Culligan water softeners are the best water softener on the market. Am I biased saying this being a Culligan man? Well yes, you could probably say that, but if I didn’t believe that Culligan water softeners were the best I would be working for another water company who had better equipment. Something I have learned over the years is that a great product is worth nothing unless you have a great service team backing it up. I always get a good laugh when I see products that are advertised as “life time warranty” when the company has only been business a few years. Culligan of greater Kansas City has been in business for over 75 years and is family owned and operated. So when we put a lifetime warranty on one of our Culligan water softeners you can feel confident it will be honored and more importantly that we will be there in the future to service your water softener. Over the last 10 years I have seen at least 7 new water companies come and go. Each of them would pitch lifetime warranties and offer really impressive claims, but all those claims really flew out the window when they all went out of business and shut down their doors. And you the customer is the one who really gets the short end of the stick when that happens.

A Culligan water softener is the mother of all appliances, there is no other appliance in your home that protects almost everything in your home. Think about it, everything in your home touches your water. A Culligan water softener protects your plumbing from getting all gunked with calcium and lime (water hardness). Your dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, humidifier all have their lives shortened by hard water. Hard water will eventually destroy any water using appliance and only a Culligan water softener. They say that over 20% of the value of your home is tied up in plumbing, fixtures, and water using appliances. I’m not sure of that figure but there is no doubt that there is some serious money invested in your home and I have personally seen the damage that hard water does to both homes, plumbing and water using appliances. That’s why I have never understood why some people will spend thousands on a dishwasher or HE washing machine and then get a cheap couple hundred dollar water softener from some appliances stores. That’s like buying a brand new high performance sports can then putting in 5 year old low octane gas that’s been sitting in some barn for a long time. However I guess I can understand because you really don’t get the chance to show off your fancy Culligan water softener since most the time they are in the basement where nobody will see them. But trust me when I tell you if you do decide to buy a cheap home improvement store water softener it will only last a couple of years and when it does break who is going to fix it? Do it right, do it once and stick with the best, a Culligan water softener designed to last a lifetime.

Culligan Water Softener vs Store Water Softener

Culligan knows that there are many choices out there for water softeners and drinking water systems. We understand that when you see a very low-price water system in a retail store it can seem very attractive. But you have probably heard the saying “Good things are never cheap and cheap things are never good”. So, if you decide to pick up one of those cheap water systems from the retail store, thinking it will give you 15 or more years of service life, you should probably bring a big truck and buy 4 or 5 of those systems. Check for yourself. Most of these systems have only a 1 year warranty…and in the event that something does go wrong within the warranty period, who is going to come out to service this retail equipment? It’s not as if these retail stores have trained water technicians sitting around ready to fix these cheap systems. We once had a customer tell us that the man installing their retail unit said, “Sir, I don’t fix these systems. I only install them.” That pretty much sums it up right there. Imagine buying a car from a dealership that didn’t have a service department. Sounds silly right? Well, that is exactly what you are doing when you buy a cheap system from a retail store. Once it breaks you pretty much have to throw it away. Have you ever tried lifting a dead water softener out from your basement? Once these systems are full of water and salt it is not uncommon for them to weigh hundreds of pounds. Trying to haul one of these things out of a basement is not exactly what most of us would consider a fun weekend project. A water softener system is the mother of all appliances because it is truly the only appliance that protects all of your water-using appliances, plumbing. A water softener also prevents hard water buildup which makes your hair and skin feel so smooth, and your laundry feel so soft. Fortunately, with Culligan high quality does not necessarily mean expensive because Culligan both rents and sells water systems for almost every budget.

What’s The Difference Between A Softener and Drinking Water System

People ask me all the time, “What the difference is between a water softener and a drinking water system?” A water softener is for your working water. Working water is used for things like laundry, dishwashing, showering and things like that. Water softeners replace water hardness with sodium which does not stick or plug up your plumbing. Sodium also washes clean off your skin and hair and does not stick to you or your clothing like water hardness does. Restaurants and car washes use water softeners so they can use at least 50% less soap and to keep their dishes and glass ware clear and clean. In our homes the benefits also extend to softer hair, skin and cleaner laundry.

A drinking water system is actually what car washes use to give you the final rinse since the water has virtually nothing in it except water itself. This water dries clear and clean leaving your paint shiny and glass spot-free. Restaurants use drinking water systems to make their ice cubes clear and make their drinking water taste great. Please remember that a softener is your working water and for water-using appliances. A drinking water system is the water intended for consumption. They are two very different appliances with two very different intentions. While it sounds complicated, we specialize in finding effective and affordable solutions for your home. We make it easy for you. If a company tells you that they have a water softener that also makes drinking water they are not giving you the full picture. Just like any good marriage, a water softener and drinking water system complement each other. A water softener and drinking water system work together so you no longer have to clean all that soap scum in the shower. You will love your drinking water system for all your cooking, drinking, plants and our furry little friends. After all, why should your pets have to drink tap water when it only costs pennies per gallon to have Culligan drinking water?

UV Light Water Treatment

UV Light Water Systems – Disinfection/UV Lights- Protect your family from Microorganisms!

Irrespective of how clean your drinking water may appear to be visibly, the reality is that there are microorganisms that can pose a lot of threat to your general health. If you thought bottled water is safe and you can rest assured then you need to find out some bottled water facts to know that in most cases, it is not even as safe as tap water.

Anyway, the objective here is to find out about ultra violet light systems that are used to treat water primarily to disinfect. Culligan UV systems are a water purifier device that uses ultra violet light systems to disinfect the water and rid it of all the tiny bacteria and harmful germs that manage to thrive in water at natural temperature. Disinfection has a plethora of methods but all happen to employ various chemicals. Chemicals have been long known to be disinfecting agents but there are a lot of side effects of using synthetics and chemical processes to disinfect water. Not only does chemically processed water taste different but there are health hazards as well. Moreover, some chemicals that are used in disinfecting have been proved to be useless against certain form of bacteria and germs.

Culligan UV systems completely destroy microorganisms that are known to be present in water. It also works well because it does not require human intervention time and again. Once the Culligan UV systems are installed and functioning, the water you get is always safely disinfected. Culligan UV systems are based on the fact that UV disinfects the germs that are commonly found in tap water or various other sources. Upon exposure to ultra violet light systems, these bacteria cannot survive the intensity of the high frequency of ultra violet rays and UV disinfects the water effectively and efficiently.
Some of the advantages of using the Culligan UV systems are that they are cost effective, an investment once during the installation and one is mostly sorted, the ultra violet light systems that use an UV lamp are not as costly as most people would imagine them to be and then the UV lamps consume lesser power than a normal incandescent bulb and lastly, in almost every case there is only a need to change the UV lamp once in a year. Besides, using Culligan UV systems can offer safe and pure water without the flavors that chemicals lend to the water after treatments.

Microorganisms can exist naturally in well, lake or pond water. These microorganisms include tiny bacteria, viruses, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Ingesting these organisms can result in severe illness and at a minimum cause stomach and intestinal discomfort. Culligan UV systems utilize the proven disinfection ability of ultraviolet light to provide a safe and effective method to improve your water quality. A Culligan UV (ultra violet light system) is designed to provide effective, reliable, chemical-free disinfection for your safety and peace of mind. But please remember it is critical to have your water properly tested before installing any UV light system because there are many water conditions that needs to be taken care of first before installation.

Protection from critters, bugs and bacteria in your water – UV effectively destroys microorganisms before they get a change to do damage.

No chemicals or by-products – UV disinfects using high intensity light energy. Unlike chemicals, it does not leave unwanted residuals or by-products in the water. UV light systems are clean, safe & offer peace of mind for the right water application.

Does not affect the taste of your water – Since there are no chemicals UV does not affect the taste, odor or clarity of the water.

Simple to install and maintain – Culligan UV systems are easily installed on your home’s main water line. Long lasting UV lamps require replacement only once per year. Culligan also have miniature UV systems designed specifically for your drinking water system.

Economical – Culligan UV systems require less energy than a typical household light bulb. The UV light is concentrated to focus on a small area. This concentration of UV light is what kills the “bugs” in your water.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

Why should I drink water, how often and how much?

Water, the most common substance on Earth, is also the nutrient that your body needs the most. Between 55 and 75 percent of adult body weight is water (about 10 to 12 gallons). Water is critical in regulating all body organs and temperature as well as dissolving solids and moving nutrients throughout the body. Research has shown that proper hydration may minimize chronic pains such as rheumatoid arthritis, lower back pain, migraines, and colitis as well as lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Because water is naturally low in sodium, has no fat, cholesterol or caffeine and isn’t flushed straight through the body like many other beverages, it’s the natural solution that your body chooses to help reach its daily fluid quota.

Believe it or not, humans lose a pint or more of water every day simply by breathing! Humans normally lose about 10 cups of fluid a day in exhaled air, perspiration, and other bodily secretions. What is lost must be replaced to maintain a fluid balance. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to pour a glass of water. By the time you feel thirsty, you’ve probably already lost 2 or more cups of your total body water.

The right amount of water is essential for keeping your body functioning. The average person only consumes six 8-ounce servings of water a day. This is well below the recommended eight servings. How much you really need to drink depends on your body size, activity level and the air temperature. To determine your ideal daily water intake, experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest dividing your weight in half and using this number as the ounces of water you should consume. Going off of this formula, a 125-pound person should indeed consume the recommended eight servings of water each day; however, someone who weighs 175 pounds should aim for eleven servings. If you are physically active, the American Dietetic Association recommends adding one to three cups of water to your daily diet for each hour of physical activity.

Once you start exercising, don’t stop drinking water. Thirst is not always an adequate indicator of the body’s need for fluid replenishment during exercise. Studies show that during vigorous exercise, an important amount of fluid reserves may be lost before you are aware of thirst. During exercise, it’s recommended to replenish fluids at least every 20 minutes. You should also drink plenty of water before and after you exercise, regardless of thirst.

That headachy feeling you may be experiencing at the end of the day may very well be a sign of dehydration. Because the brain is made up of 75% water, moderate dehydration can often cause lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches and nausea. More severe dehydration may also raise the body’s core temperature, effect muscle strength, endurance and coordination as well as increase the risk of cramps, heat exhaustion and life-threatening heat stroke. One of the best ways to recognize dehydration is to pay close attention to the color of your urine—ideally, light to clear urine indicates proper water intake.

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Do mothers, children, babies and seniors have special water needs?

Because what they drink is distributed throughout not only their body but also their child’s, expectant mothers should drink six to eight 8-ounce servings of water a day. This recommended water intake may actually be conservative, based on other factors such as weight, age, activity level, weather conditions, etc. Once the baby is born, breast-feeding mothers should be sure to continue replenishing water lost through nursing.

It varies according to the child’s body weight and activity level. Since infants can’t always express thirst, the best way to monitor their hydration level is by checking their diaper which should require frequent changes throughout the day. Active, school-age children tend to dehydrate even more quickly and should be encouraged to drink an 8-ounce serving of water before heading out to play as well as once every 20-30 minutes during play (especially if it’s hot outside).

The older you are, the more vulnerable you become to the effects of dehydration. As people age, their kidney functions may decrease, their thirst signals may become dulled, their body retains less water, and their overall activity level declines. Older people also tend to take more prescription drugs that can dehydrate their bodies. For these reasons, people over 70 should drink at least the recommended number of water servings per day.

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How can I integrate more water into my lifestyle?

A typical system consists of:

Pour the water into an attractive glass or easy-to-use water bottle.

Add ice, and a slice of lemon or lime.

Chill the water.

Drink moderate-size portions spread over the course of a day, rather than drinking it all at one time.

Keep a bottle of water on your kitchen counter.

Visit the office water cooler, and take a water break instead of a coffee break.

Make drinking water a habit—drinking water at the same times each day will make it much easier.

Water Softener Benefits

Culligan soft water makes your hair and skin feel soft simply because we remove the “cement” from your water. We all know the stuff that sticks on the walls in the shower and the showerhead right? It almost looks like cement because it’s crusty and stuck to things like glue. You can really only remove hard water buildup by very hard scrubbing, harsh chemicals/cleaners, and vinegar. Do any of these sound like something you want to rinse off when you get out of the shower? So if these this hard water or “liquid cement” is sticking to the shower why would it not stick to your skin? Without making things too complicated just remember that then the water hardness is removed before it gets to you your skin, plumbing, dishes and clothing. Water softeners can be sophisticated, but the process of clean water making your skin “clean” is a no brainer.