Selecting the Proper Home Water Treatment Systems
When selecting the best home water softener and treatment system for your family, it goes without saying that you want to select a solution that really works. You also want to choose a water treatment system that provides Quality, Value, and is Eco-Friendly. Your solution is Rayne.
Rayne products and services have it all:
Since 1928, Rayne has been providing quality water softener systems, water conditioning systems and drinking water purification systems to customers just like you. We are proud to offer:
- A complete line of water softener, conditioning and drinking water purification products - available for sale or lease
- A National Corporation with Local Service through a network of dealers
- Highly trained Rayne technicians perform all installations and service
- Products built to last a lifetime
- Service 24/7 - You call, we come!
- The best warranties in the industry
But it's the water treatment benefits that provide the real quality.
- Protects plumbing & fixtures
- Skin is softer and smooth
- Cleaner and brighter laundry & less wear on clothes
- Shiny & more manageable hair
- Dishes & glassware sparkle
- Your water heater lasts longer and uses up to 30% less energy
- Save up to 80% on soaps and detergents
Water Conditioning Systems
- Improves taste and reduces odors
- Cleaner, clearer water from every faucet in your home
- Provides scale and corrosion reduction for fixtures and water-using appliances
Purified Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems
- Healthy water free of harmful contaminants such as some medications, chlorine, lead, copper, mercury & pesticides
- Drinks and meals taste better
- Refill your own expensive sports bottles
- No heavy water bottles to buy or lift
- Use your R.O. water in your humidifiers, aquariums, car batteries & steam irons
- Run your R.O. to your ice cube maker
- Removes chlorine
- Reduces unwanted taste and odor
- 5 micron sediment filter removes most particles such as silt, rust and scale
Our home water treatment systems pay for themselves in savings and they will save you money from the very moment you begin to use them. The following chart demonstrates the savings from using a Rayne water softener.
|Rayne Water Softener Savings for a Family of Four|
Estimated Annual Savings for Cleaning Products*
Estimated Annual Savings for Clothing and Washables
Estimated Annual Savings for Appliances & Plumbing
Estimated Annual Savings for Water Heater Fuel
Total Savings per Year
Since hard water reduces the effectiveness of soaps and detergents, leaves noticeable spots on surfaces and scale around fixtures, clogs pipes, water heaters and plumbing, and triggers dry itchy skin, the cost of hard water to the average home is staggering.
Our Water Softener Systems will significantly reduce the amount of soap, detergents and cleaners you use - by as much as 80% less! It saves on hard water damage to your plumbing and your water heater and other major appliances actually last longer. As illustrated in the chart above, a Rayne water softener system could save you thousands each year.
The following chart demonstrates the savings from using a Rayne drinking water system.
|Drinking Water System Savings for a Family of Four|
|# of Bottles Used per Day||Savings per Month*||Savings per Year*|
Our home Drinking Water Systems ensure you never have to buy expensive bottled water again. That also means you don't need to carry heavy water bottles home from the store.
In fact, Americans spent nearly 9.2 billion dollars on bottled water in 2004 (Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation). How much did you spend? As illustrated in the chart above, a Rayne home drinking water system could save you hundreds each year.
How do I Choose a Water Softener: The Hard Water Test
The Hard Facts About Soft Water
For years, we've talked about the benefits of softened water for your home, your health, your pocketbook. Now, a recent independent laboratory study by Battelle Memorial Institute has put cold, hard facts to those benefits we've been talking about.
For this study, Battelle researched the effect of water hardness on the performance of faucets, showerheads, dishwashers, clothes washers, and water heaters. The results? Overwhelmingly, soft water produced better function, efficiency, extended life, and appearance. There were no clogged pipes or water lines. The appliances used significantly less energy to operate. The appliances and plumbing lasted longer and needed fewer repairs. There were no water spots, tarnish, or stains to be cleaned away. Specifically, the water heaters using soft water had operating costs 47% less than those water heaters used with hard water. Even the most energy efficient water heater on the market was 10% more efficient with softened water. Another segment of the study compared showerheads. Those being used with hard water lost 75% of the flow rate in less than 18 months - and in some cases only had six tiny holes left open to spray water, while showerheads used with soft water maintained a brilliant luster, full flow, and good-as-new performance. Water softeners also were shown to reduce a home's carbon footprint by over 14% - just on water heating.
Of course, we'll keep on talking about softened water in terms of soft, silky, eco-friendly, and cost effective, but we wanted to share the cold hard facts with you, too. These facts show that residential water softeners are one of the very best household energy savers.
To read the entire Battelle study, click here.
From Plastic to Dust -- in about a 1,000 years
Plastic water bottles are a serious problem. Rayne Drinking Water Systems ensure you never have to buy (or toss) a plastic water bottle again.
Every single day 40 million plastic water bottles are tossed out as garbage. Not recycled - but tossed out as garbage.
These plastic water bottles are made from petroleum and it takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil a year to produce the water bottles consumed in the U.S. in one year - enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for an entire year. Worst of all, each of these bottles will take over 1,000 years to biodegrade. (Sources: MSNBC and the Container Recycling Institute)
With a Rayne Drinking Water Filtration System, consumers never have to buy bottled water again. The reduction in greenhouse gas house emissions (produced by plastic water bottle production), clogged landfills and debris in neighborhood waste would be astounding.
Up to 2,000 Pounds of Salt per Year
In many areas of the country, hard water is a serious problem -- in fact it is the most common water quality problem in the U.S.
Many consumers require home water softener systems to help alleviate the scale build up and damage hard water can inflict. What many consumers don't realize is that a typical water softener discharges 600-2,000 pounds of salt each year (source: Central Arizona Salinity Study).
Near Zero Salt Discharge with Rayne’s Soft Water Exchange Tank Service
In addition to automatic regenerative water softeners, many Rayne dealers offer customers a Soft Water Exchange Tank Service . This service provides the same benefits of a water softener but uses no salt in the home. Rather regeneration takes place in a properly-designed facility and monitored in a centralized regeneration facility by trained technicians.
Rayne's Soft Water Exchange Tank Service is the environmentally superior way to soften your hard water. It dramatically reduces salt discharge into the waste water system. In the best cases, the salt discharge rate actually nears 0% and water usage is reduced by at least two-thirds. Also, the tanks require no electricity in the home and no drain because a Rayne technician simply exchanges the tank when needed.
Dramatically Reduce Salt Discharge with Rayne’s Regenerative Softeners
And even Rayne's "typical" regenerative water softeners are not so typical. Rayne's Softener Systems are more efficient than other softeners on the market. Our systems employ such eco-friendly items as Meter Delay Variable Reserve programs that dramatically minimize water and salt discharge. Rayne’s propriety valve, which also features our exclusive blending valve, allows the consumer to blend a small amount of hard water to achieve additional savings in salt and water.
Equally as important, Rayne Dealers understand the importance of calculating the correct capacity usage to minimize waste, discharge rates and water usage.
In every home in America, consumers discharge everyday soaps, toxic detergents and harsh scale-reducing chemicals down the drain. A Rayne water softener system can make a huge difference. With a Rayne Soft Water System, a family will use up to 80% less soaps, detergents and chemicals.
Also hot water heaters use up to 30% less energy with soft water and last far longer. Other water-using appliances such as dishwashers and clothes washers experience less wear and tear reducing appliance waste because they last longer.
Considering an RO?
Save thousands of gallons of water with the LINX 160 instead. The LINX 160 uses significantly less water than a Reverse Osmosis System (up to 90% less).
Over 70% of the water treated by the LINX 160 is recovered as healthy, great-tasting drinking water compared with as little as 4% from RO Systems. That means if your home or office uses just one (1) gallon of water per day using a typical RO system you could waste as much as 9,855 gallons of water per year. With the LINX 160, that number is approximately 255 gallons (at 70% recovery).