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).
- Service Flow Rate: = 9 Gallons Per Minute
- Max Flow Rate: = 10.8 Gallons Per Minute
- 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.
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.
- The entire conditioner and media 1 Year
- The Valve Body and PC Board 10 Years
- EXCLUDES INTERNAL PARTS
- Softener Tank Lifetime
- EXCLUDES RESIN MEDIA
- The Entire Conditioner 5 Years to Lifetime
- The Valve and PC Board 5 Years to Lifetime
- INCLUDES INTERNAL PARTS
- 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.
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.
- Price Range: $3199-$3499 yikes!
Pro-Mate 6.0 Water Softener CLICK HERE FOR THIS PRODUCT
- Price Range: $1699-$1899