As the temperatures begin to drop, it’s time to consider what you need to do to keep your water systems running in top condition. Depending on where you store your water softener, you may need to take extra steps to protect it from the cold. Find out how to keep your water softener from freezing and maintain it over the winter.

Do You Need to Winterize Your Water Softener?

A water softener will need winterization in environments where the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’ve placed your water softener in a heated room, you can continue your usual maintenance routine. However, you may want to winterize your water softener if you keep it:

  • In an unheated indoor environment, such as a garage
  • At a property that you don’t use during the winter
  • In your unheated home when you leave for an extended time

How to Not Let a Water Softener Freeze

If your water softener needs winterization, you can choose from two strategies:

  • Keep it warm: If you use your water softener year-round and keep it in a relatively warm area, it may just need extra heat to get through the winter. For the best results, maintain a temperature of at least 32 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid any part of the system freezing. You can use a space heater to heat the area around the water softener and check on the area’s temperature during the coldest times. For extra protection, you can also insulate your pipes and equipment with a specialized wrap.
  • Drain the tank: If you don’t plan on using your water softener during winter, you can drain its tank to prevent freezing. Your local Culligan Water expert can answer any questions you have about winterization requirements.

Call on Culligan Water for Your Water Needs

When you need water softener maintenance, repair or salt, count on your local Culligan Water expert to handle the job. They know how to service any system on the market, so we welcome owners of all water softeners to call on us for help.

To schedule a visit from Culligan Water, call us at 717-697-0657 or make an appointment online.