Water softeners at home can take up space – get the facts. Most conventional systems, especially those with resin tanks, are very bulky. You have the option of a garage or utility room to house your softener. Most people don’t have enough space to store their washer, dryer and water heater indoors. Some homeowners prefer to install their system outdoors. Before you do this, there are several important things you need to know.
If you live in the north, you will know it is impossible to install your water softer outside. However, if your home is in Florida, you may be tempted to put your water softener outside as you don’t experience colder weather. There are many ways to get around this, but water freezing inside your water softener tank can cause severe damage. There are many ways to place your water softener outside, no matter where you live. You have two options: either build an insulated shelter or bury it underground.
Although water treatment systems are generally durable, environmental factors can cause damage over time. Protective coverings should be provided for any valves or components that are going to be exposed to the elements if you plan to install your softener outdoors. While systems can be used indoors and outdoors, they should not be exposed to the sun, rain, snow, or ice. Before you decide to install your water softener outside, make sure that your warranty covers outdoor installation.