So I had my water tested and my water hardness is at 20 gpg. My question do I need a water softener or am I fine without one? Am I doing any damage to my plumbing, washer and water heater not using a water softener?
Also what brands are recommended for a water softener?
our city water is reported to be 17gpg and that made a mess of the plumbing. About every valve in the system is frozen. One valve I personally installed new was frozen stuck after only about 4 years (Thats when I said time for a softener) I was replacing faucet aerators seems like once a year btw.
20 Grains is a lot of hardness. Yes you dd need a softener. If you use a lot of water (large family etc) you might want to look into a twin tank unit where one unit is backwashing while your using the other one.