I have had 3 local companies come out to test the water. All came up with very similar results. I am in Upstate NY, the well is 308 ft drilled in December. Hardness is 28 grains, 2.0 Iron (they stated it was ferrous) no nitrates/chlorine/sulfur, TDS of 460, pH of 7.1, tested neg for chloroform and e. coli. It is my wife and I plus our toddler and new born. We plan on having more children. House is 2 bathroom.
Don't get me wrong because Kinetico stuff is very high quality and performs very well also, but as you see, it's is close to twice as expensive as many other brands. The savings in electricity is really not an issue. Unless you have some underlying reason for going with a twin tank set up though I find that for 99% of residential applications it is overkill and an unnecessary expense when any standard single tank set up will do what you need it to do. Recommendations from me would be Fleck, either the 5600 or my choice the 7000SXT followed very closely by a Clack WS1. Any of those three will more than satisfy your needs.I was quoted without install for a Kinetico K2060 + 10" filter and 6 salt bags at $2300, or a Powerline single tank no install with Fleck 5600 valve for $1198 + filter and salt. I called later for a price on a Fleck 9000; $1930. They said they could get a 9100 in but didn't have any in stock. After much research I would like to go with a twin tank system. They told me I will get hard water past the valve on the 9000 series; the Kinetico is better and will not do this. Also I will get more life or less parts replacement on the Kinetico due to the previous sentence, and the Kineticos are easier to service. I have read that the electricity that the Kinetico saves is equal to unplugging a digital alarm clock. They were pushing the Kinetico but I need to see a cost justification to go that more expensive direction. Not that i doubt there is one I would just like to see it.
My questions are:
Yes, for the most part.Is this true what they said about the Kinetico vs the fleck valves?
We try to stay away from specific company recommendations though if you read through old threads here you will find folks that were either pleased or pissed off at certain companies.If I order online is there anywhere I should avoid? I can google Fleck 9100sxt and under "shopping" there are a few places they are available and at less than I was quoted.
Not enough to make much of a difference LOLHow much electricity does the Kinetico save?
Thanks in advance