Culligan Water Co. of the Hudson Valley is pleased to announced sponsorship of three upcoming events in April and May of 2015.
Capital Regional Home Show
SportsPlex of Halfmoon
6 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
For more information on the event, click here.
Berkshire Home Expo
Downtown North Adams, MA
For more information on the event, click here.
YMCA Tie Dye Dash
292 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
For more information on the event, click here.
We hope you are able to make it out to an event near you! To learn more about Culligan’s water softeners, water treatment solutions, and water systems head back to the home page.
Fall is in full swing and is bringing colder weather with it. That colder weather is bringing dryer air, and that dryer air means dryer skin. Everyone knows that dry skin can be a pain, but did you know that there’s something you can take to help prevent your skin from drying out? Treat your water.
Hard water can be a nuisance. It can smell bad, it can taste bad, and it can leave unsightly stains in your house. It can also exacerbate the effects of the cold, dry air in these cooler seasons, only making your dry, itchy skin worse. But Culligan has a solution: its renowned water softeners.
For the past 70+ years, Culligan has been an industry leader in providing homes across the nation with leading water softening solutions and technology. And your home can be the next one to feature one of Culligan’s leading solutions.
But how would one get one of Culligan’s water treatment solutions in his or her home? Easy! Contact your local Culligan Man to schedule a free water test. Your Culligan Man will then be able to make recommendations on a personalized solution for your home. Connect today and say, “Hey Culligan Man!”
Who Is Culligan?
Culligan is a global leader in the Water Treatment & Filtration Industry, but it’s also your local water expert. From drinking water solutions to water softening to removing impurities from your water with a whole home filtration system, Culligan has some of the best water treatment solutions in the industry. Culligan’s premium product is paired with the top-tier service of your local Culligan Man; these qualities combined embody Culligan’s commitment to excellence.
Who Needs Culligan?
The short answer is, “everyone.” The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends the “final barrier” philosophy of water treatment: that every home should have some kind of in-home water treatment system. The kinds of water treatment systems available provide solutions for all sorts of different problems, from the removal of harmful micro-organisms and bacteria, to the removal of excess minerals like iron and sulfur and the reduction of chlorine in your water. They offer solutions to help your appliances run more efficiently and solutions to help your water taste better. Do all these options sound overwhelming? They don’t have to. Your local Culligan Man is fully equipped to make a recommendation specific to your living situation. You may even be able to rent your equipment if purchase is too great a financial burden at the time.
Contact Your Local Culligan Man.
Want to learn more about water treatment for your home? Contact your local Culligan Man to schedule a water test and learn about the best options for your home. When you’re looking for better water for your home, just remember, “Hey Culligan Man!”
If you’re looking for great information on Water Treatment, we recommend checking out Water Treatment For Dummies from the Water Quality Association. This is a great resource for people interested in learning what water treatment is all about. It discusses topics ranging from where your water comes from to the benefits of good quality water. It also discusses how to determine what’s in your water, whether your water is hard or soft, and when you should call in the experts for help with your water treatment. The book concludes with questions you should ask your water treatment company.
In addition to checking out the book to learn about water treatment, you can also check out the resources we’ve provided on our website. Whether you want to learn about water softening, drinking water, or why your water smells like rotten eggs or leaves rust-colored stains in your sink, your local Culligan Man can help. You can also use our website to schedule an in-home water analysis to get water treatment recommendations from your local Culligan Man himself, in person. Check out our website’s content and fill out a form or give us a call to learn about the best water treatment options for you, your family, and your home.
You may know that your local Culligan Man offers some of the best premium water softening systems and service around, but did you also know that you can trade in your existing system for hundreds of dollars*? That’s right, your local Culligan dealer could be participating in the nationwide campaign to give customers and non-customers alike big savings whether they currently own a Culligan Water Softener or a competitive brand. Since Culligan has been an industry leader in the home water treatment industry for over 75 years, their dealer network makes it possible to switch out an old water softener for a brand new Culligan Water Softener – including a Culligan High Efficiency Softener, the world’s most efficient. Better yet, Culligan will even remove that old system that may not even be working. Check with your local Culligan Man for complete details.
If you haven’t been a Culligan customer before, now is the time to take advantage of this limited-time, nationwide promotion. Put that 75+ years experience to work in your home and make your water the best it can be. Remember, soft water makes hair and skin softer and laundry brighter and fluffier while making cleaning easier and soaps and detergents last longer. It will even enhance the life expectancy of all your water-using appliances. What are you waiting for? Schedule an in-home water analysis to learn about water softening solutions that fit your needs, and if you already have a water softener, talk to your Culligan Man about trading in your old one, trading up to Culligan today!
* Special offer measured in total value to the customer.
It’s generally accepted that, if you have city water, you don’t need in-home water conditioning. But is it true? Certainly municipal water treatment centers do a good job of cleaning up your water, but is that all you need?
These are worthwhile questions. So let’s ask them. What’s to be done with contaminants that may enter your water between the treatment facility and your home? What about the recent concerns that water fluoridation, sometimes added to water in hopes of preventing tooth decay, may be harmful to brain development?
The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends that consumers adopt a Final Barrier way of thinking about water treatment. With this kind of system in place, you, your family, your appliances, and your home are better protected from contaminants that can enter your water between your local municipal water treatment center and the point at which you use your water in your home. The Final Barrier strategy in water treatment also helps to remove aesthetic contaminants – those funny tastes and smells in your water that aren’t necessarily harmful to your health, but that aren’t desirable in your water either. After all, your water shouldn’t smell like a swimming pool, and you wouldn’t want to make tea out of rotten-egg-smelling, sulfur-laden water.
Culligan can be the provider of your Final Barrier solution. Culligan offers a variety of systems to help remove everything from the bad tastes and odors of aesthetic contaminants to the removal of chlorine that can be harmful to your skin, hair, and clothing. These solutions range from Point-of-Use (POU) Reverse Osmosis (RO) drinking water systems (some of which are WQA Certified!) to High-Efficiency (HE) Municipal water conditioners.
Want to learn more about what we’ve discussed? Contact your local Culligan Man. Your local water expert can perform a water analysis at your home to be able to recommend the best Final Barrier solution for your particular situation. With so many aspects of your life reliant on your home’s water, isn’t it better if you talk to the experts about the best way to get the best water for your home? Even if you already have a water softener, you may be able to get a special deal on a trade-in. Call your Culligan Man to find out more. Just remember, “Hey Culligan Man!”
“Why should I have the Culligan Man come to my home and install a reverse osmosis system when I can buy one from a big box store?” It’s the question of many people who are considering a fairly large purchase like a reverse osmosis or water softener system. Big Box Retailers may often have Culligan systems beat on price, but you won’t get the same experience of buying from your local Culligan Man who is committed to both exceptional quality and service. Let’s compare:
Big Box Retailers don’t typically make most of their own products. They resell products. Generally, this leads them to look for a low-price supplier so they can have a reasonable markup for profit. Suppliers, then, may have to cut costs on their products to compete for the Big Box Store business.
An easy way for suppliers to cut costs is the use of cheaper materials and labor. By offshoring manufacturing to companies outside of the United States, suppliers can save on labor, and by designing simple products that utilize cheap materials, suppliers can save on materials. For reverse osmosis systems, this typically translates into using low cost plastics, materials, and components. It also can mean reducing features that enhance efficiency, such as eliminating a cut-off pressure switch and allowing waste water to run to drain constantly. These cost-cutting measures can lead to a lower-quality product with a shorter warranty period.
Big Box Stores may frequently change suppliers to minimize cost and maximize profit. Since suppliers change periodically, repair parts for a product may not be available after only a few years. Additionally, product service often requires the hassle of sending a part back to the manufacturer, not the Big Box Store where it was purchased.
Big Box Stores generally outsource installation and maintenance. They may have agreement with third parties to handle installation, but this is often a competitive bid-type arrangement. The company who can do it cheapest is probably the one that gets the job. In this arrangement, the maintenance person is not usually the same as the one who installed it. When the product malfunctions, inevitably the question arises as to whether it was properly installed or is actually malfunctioning. It can be a challenge to find a maintenance person who is knowledgeable about the product beyond installation.
Culligan offers a refreshing contrast:
Culligan makes and assembles their own products. Some components may come from outside the USA, but all Culligan products are designed and assembled in the USA by strict corporate guidelines which meet or exceed industry standards.
Culligan is ISO 9001 certified and no other water treatment company holds as many patents as Culligan. This ensures quality. These standards are strictly enforced on products, and operational efficiency is the driving goal.
Culligan is its own supplier. Pricing standards are the same for all Culligan dealers. Dealers can control the retail price based on local market demands, but the products are consistent and can be serviced by Culligan.
Only licensed dealers can sell, install, and maintain Culligan products. Dealers and technicians are specifically trained on Culligan products. Culligan International has been operating since 1934 and has more experience and knowledge than almost all other water treatment product vendors.
So how does choosing your local Culligan Man benefit you, the customer?
Only the highest quality equipment is offered at prices competitive for like quality products. The Culligan name is known internationally, and Culligan equipment adds value to your home. All of our offerings, from water softeners to whole-home systems to our various drinking water solutions are installed and maintained by experienced and trained technicians. A free water analysis is completed before any recommendation is made. We ensure the solution matches the need. Culligan offers long warranties and long-term support. Our customers get peace of mind that they have the best product and best water for home and family.
December 21st, the Winter Solstice, has passed. The days are now slowly getting longer as the winter months march on.
Winter ushers in both enjoyable and unpleasant things. It brings holidays and time with family as well as cold weather and dry air. Although winter is a great time of year, the cold weather brings some difficulties with it. In cold locations dry skin and hair can be a real nuisance. But what can be done? Is there an easy, affordable solution?
Soft water can help your skin and hair stay soft and not dry out, even in the cold, dry winter months. Hard water can be hard on your skin, and the cold weather doesn’t help. But water doesn’t have to be hard. With a water softener system from Culligan, you can enjoy soft water from winter to summer to winter again. You can enjoy the winter months without having itchy, dry skin and dry hair.
Culligan offers many different options to deal with your hard water. To provide you with the best water solution for your home, your local Culligan Man will test your water to determine the kinds of treatment your water needs. Culligan’s water softening systems can be customized to best treat your water, whether it contains the sulfur that makes your water smell like rotten eggs or the iron that leaves rust-colored stains in your sinks, tubs, and toilets.
Contact your local Culligan Man and schedule a water test. Your Culligan Man will be able to determine what’s in your water and the best way to treat it to give you great-tasting, soft water. Soft water from your Culligan Man can help you endure the driest of winter months.
You don’t have to be a homeowner to enjoy good water.
Did this statement take you off-guard? It shouldn’t. The reality is there. Even if you’re renting your current living space, you can enjoy some or all of the benefits of Culligan-provided great water.
The important thing to remember about good water when you’re renting is that what is available to you depends largely on your particular living arrangement with your landlord or lady. The rule of thumb with water systems is that if the water system requires major plumbing changes, you’ll probably have to get those approved by your landlord.
So what is available? Under-sink drinking water systems are a great option for great-tasting drinking water. These systems filter your existing water, removing bad-tasting impurities. Other drinking water alternatives may include free-standing bottled-water coolers and bottle-free coolers, depending on where you live. Ask your Culligan Man about drinking water options in your area if you’d like to try a drinking water system.
Water softeners may be an option to you, but these would likely need to be approved by your landlord. Culligan Water Softeners help get rid of hard water stains in kitchens and bathrooms, which reduce cleaning time and cost. Soft water also provides you with softer skin and hair, not to mention brighter/softer laundry. When it comes to water softening solutions, Culligan can work with your building management to determine the best water treatment option for your specific living situation.
What about financing? Aren’t water systems expensive? Yes, sometimes they can be. However, many times these pieces of equipment can be rented and may even qualify for rent-to-own type programs through your local Culligan dealer. Additionally, if you do start renting and have to move, you can likely take your equipment with you, in some cases paying only a service charge to move the equipment if you’re moving to another location within your Culligan Man’s service area.
As summer begins to come to an end, many families are preparing for the upcoming school year. This season also involves starting back into sports for many kids across the nation. This means that, especially in this season, your home’s water is going to be used for cleaning even dirtier sport related clothes. If your home has hard water, though, that water isn’t as good as it could be for cleaning.
What is hard water? Hard water is water with extra minerals and substances in it that should not be there. Many times these minerals are calcium and magnesium. Now you might say, “Calcium? That doesn’t sound so bad…”, and you would be right if you were mostly concerned about health problems. But calcium in your water can have other harmful side effects. Calcium can build up in your appliances, and doesn’t allow soap to clean things quite as it should.
A Culligan water softener can take care of these problems. With a Culligan water softener, your clothes (and dishes) can be cleaned better and more efficiently, with less detergent. Your clothes are softer when your water is soft, too. Soft water also helps keep your hair soft, and can even help your appliances last longer without all that calcium building up inside them.
As kids begin to head back to school and the dirty clothes mount, look into softening your water. Soft water helps with softer hair, softer and cleaner clothes, and cleaner dishes using less soap. Soft water can even help your appliances last longer. Consider taking care of your water this season; it will take care of you!