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Water Softeners

Central Oregon Heating proudly offers Water Softeners services to homeowners in Bend, Redmond, and all of Central Oregon.

Give us a call today at 541-246-7223 to schedule your service, repair, or estimate.

Central Oregon Heating offers water softeners in Bend & Redmond, Oregon. If you’re tired of dealing with the negative effects of hard water, it’s time to consider installing a water softener system. Central Oregon Heating offers water softeners in Bend & Redmond, and all of Central Oregon.

We offer a wide range of whole-home water softener systems that help purify the water, help you enjoy showers, and reduce scale buildup. Fill out our online form or call to get an estimate on water softeners today.

What is a Water Softener?

A water softener is a device that removes minerals like calcium and magnesium from your water supply, transforming hard water into soft water. Hard water contains an excess of these minerals, which can cause various issues. 

Not only does hard water leave behind scale buildup on fixtures and appliances, but it can also lead to dry skin and hair. By using a process called ion exchange, water softeners eliminate these minerals, resulting in soft water that is gentler on your skin, hair, and plumbing system.

Water Softener Systems We Offer

We offer a range of water softener systems to suit your needs. Our systems include ion exchange, salt-free, reverse osmosis, and magnetic water softeners.

Ion Exchange

Ion exchange water softeners are the most common type of water softener system. These systems use resin tanks filled with tiny resin beads that attract and remove calcium and magnesium ions from the water. During the regeneration cycle, the resin beads are flushed with a brine solution to recharge them, allowing them to continue removing minerals from the water.


Salt-free water softeners, also known as descalers or conditioners, do not use salt or chemicals to remove minerals from the water. Instead, they use a process called template-assisted crystallization to transform the minerals into microscopic crystals that will not adhere to surfaces. While salt-free softeners do not provide the same level of water softening as salt-based models, they are a great option for those who prefer a salt-free solution.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis water softeners use a semi-permeable membrane to remove impurities, including minerals, from the water. This process involves applying pressure to the water, forcing it through the membrane and leaving behind contaminants. Reverse osmosis systems are highly effective at producing purified water, but they typically require a separate system for water softening.


Magnetic water softeners work by using magnets to alter the structure of the minerals in the water. This alteration prevents the minerals from adhering to surfaces and forming scale buildup. While magnetic water softeners are not as widely recognized or scientifically proven as other types, some people find them to be an effective and eco-friendly solution.

What Are the Benefits of Water Softeners?

Installing a water softener system in your home can provide numerous benefits. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider investing in a water softener:

  • Say goodbye to scale buildup: With a water softener, you can bid farewell to those unsightly and hard-to-clean scale deposits on your fixtures, appliances, and plumbing system. Soft water helps prevent scale buildup and extends the lifespan of your plumbing.
  • Enjoy softer skin and hair: Hard water can leave your skin feeling dry and your hair looking dull. By softening your water, you can enjoy smoother, healthier skin and lustrous, shiny hair.
  • Protect your appliances: Hard water can cause mineral buildup in your appliances, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. A water softener helps prevent this buildup, ensuring that your appliances work optimally for longer.
  • Save money on cleaning products: Soft water lathers more easily, allowing you to use less soap, shampoo, and detergent. This saves you money and reduces your environmental footprint.
  • Improve water quality: Soft water tastes better and is free from the unpleasant metallic taste that often accompanies hard water. You can enjoy clean, refreshing water straight from your tap.

What Should I Consider When Installing a Water Softener System?

When installing a water softener system, consider your household’s water usage to select the right size unit — too small, and it won’t keep up; too large, and it’s inefficient. You’ll also need to think about where to place the system for easy access and maintenance, ensuring it’s near the main water line and a power source. The type of salt, either sodium or potassium, is crucial as well, affecting maintenance and health implications.

Assess the hardness of your water to determine the system’s capacity requirements. Take into account the regeneration process—whether it’s timer or meter-based—to match your lifestyle. Ensure compliance with local regulations and building codes, which may dictate specific installation standards or restrictions. Professional installation is recommended to guarantee the system’s efficiency and longevity.

Our Water Softener Installation Process

We make the water softener installation process as seamless as possible. Here’s what you can expect when you choose us for your water softener installation:

  1. Consultation: We’ll assess your needs, answer any questions you have, and recommend the best water softener system for your home.
  2. Professional installation: Our team will install your water softener system efficiently and with the utmost care, ensuring it is properly connected to your water supply and plumbing system.
  3. Testing and calibration: Once the installation is complete, we will test and calibrate your water softener system to ensure it is functioning optimally and providing you with the soft water you desire.
  4. Ongoing support: We provide excellent customer service. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your water softener system, our team is here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Softeners

How does a water softener work? 

Water softeners work by using a process called ion exchange to remove minerals from the water.

How often does a water softener need to regenerate?

It depends on your water usage and the size of your water softener. Most systems regenerate every few days.

Can a water softener remove iron from the water? 

Some water softeners can remove a certain amount of iron, but high levels may require additional treatment.

Do I need a water softener if I have a well? 

Well water often has higher mineral content, making a water softener even more beneficial.

How long does a water softener last? 

With proper maintenance, a water softener can last for 20 years or more.

Water Softeners Near You

Transform hard water into soft with our top-of-the-line water softeners. Say goodbye to scale buildup and embrace the luxury of pure, softened water today. Fill out our online form or call to schedule an in-home estimate for water softeners in Bend & Redmond, Oregon.

Give us a call today at 541-246-7223 to schedule your service or repairs. 

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