Water Softeners Compared: Culligan versus Florida Water Technologies

Do the higher priced water softeners at Culligan deliver more value to it’s customers? In a side by side comparison this entry will provide raw data that you may find surprising. The items to be compared are flow rates, warranties, and prices. Do you end up getting more for your money by purchasing a Culligan HE water softener? Let’s find out.

1. Flow Rates:

Water softener flow rates are outlined according to the spec sheets as “service” (or standard flow rate) and “peak” (or max flow rate).

Culligan HE Water Softener

  • Service Flow Rate:  = 9 Gallons Per Minute
  • Max Flow Rate:        = 10.8 Gallons Per Minute 

Pro-Mate 6.0 Water Softener

  • Service Flow Rate: = 11.3 Gallons Per Minute 
  • Max Flow Rate:        = 14.5 Gallons Per Minute 

The Culligan HE provides for less flow at service and peak flow times. This additional flow that the Pro-Mate 6.0 provides is beneficial to larger homes that need more flow.

2. Warranties 

Warranties are compared by what they exclude or simply do not cover at all. Surprisingly the higher priced Culligan model He has the least amount of warranty coverage than any water softener available. The main wearable items inside a water softener are the internal valve parts and the resin or media. The internal parts receive friction and are comprised of seals and gaskets while the resin, or media, is the main component of a water softener. If a company doesn’t cover or excludes these items from your warranty then you will be responsible for their full replacement cost’s, parts and labor.

Culligan Model He

  • The entire conditioner and media              1 Year
  • The Valve Body and PC Board                    10 Years
  • Softener Tank                                                Lifetime

Pro-Mate 6.0 Water Softener

  • The Entire Conditioner                               5 Years to Lifetime
  • The Valve and PC Board                             5 Years to Lifetime
  • Softener Tank                                               10 Years to Lifetime

Florida Water Technologies provides an exclusive lifetime warranty on approved package purchases. Ask your sales representative for more details.

3. Prices 

Price ranges vary in the Jacksonville FL water softener market. Comparing prices is easier once you know what a water softener costs. According to the Water Technology Magazine annual dealer survey water softeners range from $1600-$1900 including installation. Some companies follow this model and some do not. A company that seeks charge much higher than this range should be questioned. In light of the facts we’ve covered today you don’t always end up getting more by paying more…sometimes you just pay more.

Culligan Model He

  • Price Range: $3199-$3499 yikes! 

Pro-Mate 6.0 Water Softener CLICK HERE FOR THIS PRODUCT

  • Price Range: $1699-$1899 


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