Water Softeners and Softener Systems with Smart Technology to Maximize your Home’s Efficiency

Experience soft water benefits, from better taste to lower utility bills, with New England water – only better – from Culligan.

From your plumbing, to your major appliances, and more, hard water in and around New England can be tough on your home. If you want to remove these minerals from your water, Culligan water softeners use cutting-edge, high-efficiency technology to improve water performance and quality all throughout your home.

Many residents in the New England are use the municipal water system, so their water comes from surface water sources, as well as some groundwater reserves.  Some of these sources aren’t local but can travel a good distance before the water gets to your home.  Throughout the long trip, this water can accumulate some unwanted additions, and require extensive treatment to be drinkable.

Hard Water Problems

Calcium, iron and magnesium are among the most detrimental of the dissolved minerals that contribute to buildup on plumbing, appliances, and fixtures.  Not only is it contributing to possibly expensive maintenances and repairs, hard water can also take a toll on your shower routine by leaching moisture and nutrients from your hair, nails, and skin.

Some hard water issues, like buildup or staining, are more visible in your New England home, while other, larger issues that many homes without water softeners experience can be harder to see.  The minerals in hard water contribute to extra wear on appliances, which can shorten their lives, since they can’t use hard water as efficiently as soft water.  These minerals can also build up on your plumbing and fixtures, producing more serious problems for your home’s infrastructure.

Protect your Home with New England’s Most Efficient Water Softening Systems

At Culligan, our advanced water softeners target and remove the problem-causing minerals from your water.  This will leave you with softer water that works more efficiently in your home.  Your local, New England Culligan Man will provide you with expert testing and evaluation of your water, as well as installation and maintenance of your water softener in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  For life.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Water Softener!

  • Hard Water
    Hard Water
  • Dry Skin/Hair
    Dry Skin/Hair
  • Stiff Laundry
    Stiff Laundry
  • Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
    Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
  • Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
    Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Home Water Softening Benefits For New England Homes


  • Reduce utility bills with softer, more efficient water.
  • Extend major appliance life — from the dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, and more.
  • Improve the look and feel of hair, skin, and nails.
  • Help laundry last longer, and look better, with easier-on-fabric soft water.
  • Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.

Culligan New England Benefits


Residents all across Connecticut, Massachusettes, and Rhode Island have trusted Culligan with all of their water needs for more than 80 years.  Our local knowledge and experience, customer service, and cutting-edge softening technology go beyond the basic water quality in New England to help you find the right solution for professional water softening in your home.

  • Local, New England water experts test your water to help you learn more about it and provide solutions for the best way to soften it for your home.
  • Culligan water softeners include professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to make sure you’re always getting the most out of your water softener.
  • We’re proud to offer one of the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High-Efficiency Water Softener.
  • We know water and water softening technology. It’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company.

Product Information


Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.

The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.

Water Softener Product Specifications 


Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.

  • Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
  • Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
  • Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
  • Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
  • The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
  • Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners


1. Will my water teste salty?

No.  A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty.  The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

2. How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways.  It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

3. How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium.  This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is.  In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale.  It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no.  A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water.  They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well.  But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses.  On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

7. How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

8. How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

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