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Eliminate the challenges of hard water with Sunset Heating & Cooling! Our team of experts in Portland, OR is here to provide you with top-notch residential water softening and conditioning services. Whether you're dealing with hard water problems, looking to improve the quality of your drinking water, or aiming to extend the lifespan of your appliances and plumbing, we've got you covered!

Choosing a trusted plumber to provide quality plumbing services will give you peace of mind knowing your plumbing system is well taken care of. At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we’ve been working with homeowners in the area since 1922.

We’re staffed by the most experienced and qualified plumbers in the area that offer premium electrical service. We ensure 100% satisfaction with every project.

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Sunset Heating & Cooling is proud to offer top-tier water softener services to the residents of Portland, OR. With our comprehensive range of services, we ensure your home has access to soft, high-quality water, improving your daily life and protecting your appliances. Whether you need installation, repair, or maintenance, our expert team is ready to assist you.

Water Softener Installation & Replacement

At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we specialize in the installation and replacement of water softeners. Our experienced technicians will assess your home’s specific needs and recommend the ideal water treatment system for you. We handle the entire process, from selecting the right unit to professional installation, ensuring a seamless transition to softer water. If you have an old, inefficient system, we can replace it with a modern, more effective unit, enhancing your water quality and reducing maintenance needs.

Water Softener Repair

Even the best water softeners can experience issues over time. Our team at Sunset Heating & Cooling is equipped to handle all types of water softener repairs. Whether your system is failing to soften water properly, leaking, or making unusual noises, our skilled technicians can diagnose and fix the problem promptly. We understand the importance of having a reliable water softener, and we strive to restore your system’s functionality as quickly as possible.

Water Softener Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your water softener. Sunset Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive maintenance services to keep your system running smoothly. Our maintenance plans include routine inspections, cleaning, and testing to identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. By choosing our maintenance services, you can extend the lifespan of your water softener and maintain optimal water quality in your home.

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    What Is a Water Softener?

    Water softeners are water treatment systems that remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium from your water supply. These are the primary elements that cause water hardness. As a general idea, there are two main types of water softener systems: salt-based and salt-free. Salt-based softeners add sodium to reduce mineral buildup; these are ideal for severe hard water cases. On the other hand, salt-free systems use magnetic or electrical currents to treat hard water and are considered more environmentally friendly since they don’t require electricity.

    Where Is It Best to Install a Water Softener?

    The best place to install a water softener is near the main water line entry point of your home, typically in the basement, utility room, or garage. This location ensures that all incoming water is treated before it reaches your fixtures and appliances, providing the maximum benefit throughout your house.

    Can a Water Softener Be Installed Outside?

    While it’s technically possible to install a water softener outside, it is not recommended due to exposure to extreme weather conditions, which can damage the unit. If an outdoor installation is necessary, it should be housed in a weatherproof, insulated enclosure to protect it from the elements.

    How Often Do Water Softeners Need Salt?

    The frequency of adding salt to your water softener depends on the system size, water hardness level, and household water usage. Typically, salt should be added every 4 to 6 weeks. Regularly checking the salt level in the brine tank and refilling as needed will ensure your water softener functions effectively.

    Can I Install a Water Softener Myself?

    While installing a water softener yourself is possible, it can be complex and requires plumbing skills. Improper installation can lead to system damage and inefficiency. It’s best to hire a professional to ensure the unit is correctly installed and functioning optimally, preventing potential issues down the line.

    Do Water Softeners Really Need Maintenance?

    Yes, water softeners require regular maintenance to operate efficiently. Maintenance includes checking the salt level, cleaning the brine tank, and periodically inspecting the system for any issues. Regular maintenance ensures the longevity of the unit and consistent water-softening performance.

    How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

    A well-maintained water softener can last between 10 to 15 years. The lifespan depends on the quality of the unit, water hardness, and frequency of maintenance. Regular servicing and timely repairs can extend the life of your water softener, ensuring it continues to provide high-quality soft water.

    Is a Water Softener Costly?

    The cost of a water softener varies based on the type and capacity of the unit. Initial installation can be a significant investment, but the long-term benefits, including extended appliance life, reduced energy bills, and improved water quality, often outweigh the upfront costs. Financing options and professional advice can help manage expenses.


    Maintenance Plans

    Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your HVAC systems working efficiently and safely. When you sign up for our Sunset Service Plan, not only do you get an annual inspection and tune-up of your system, but you also have the added benefit of working with a team that knows your unit’s repair and maintenance history.

    • Visual Ductwork Inspection: ($79 Value)
    • Your Plan is transferable if you move to another home in the Portland area or given to buyer of home you are selling
    • 15% off any additional services or repairs
    • Peace of mind knowing that your HVAC system is in good hands.
    • Indoor Air Quality Evaluation: ($79 Value)
    • Plans start at as little as $16.50/ month for one unit.
    • Priority scheduling for any service
    • High Performance Tune-up.
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    The Benefits of Water Softeners

    Water softeners come with quite a bunch of advantages. Here are a few of them:


    Improve the Taste of Your Drinking Water: Minerals in hard water can affect the taste and odor of tap water. A water softener enhances the taste and smell, making your drinking water refreshing and enjoyable.


    Extend the Lifespan of Your Appliances and Plumbing: Hard water causes limescale buildup, clogging pipes and reducing the efficiency of appliances. A water softener prevents this damage, prolonging the life of your appliances and plumbing.


    Cleaner and Shinier Dishes and Clothes: Hard water leaves spots and residue on dishes and makes clothes feel stiff. A water softener eliminates these minerals, leaving your dishes sparkling clean and clothes softer.


    Limescale build-up prevention. This not only improves your water quality, it also helps appliances like water heaters, boilers, etc., run more efficiently, improves water pressure, reducing energy consumption and lowering your utility bills.

    Contact Sunset for Top-Quality Water Softener Services in the Portland Area

    For top-quality water softener services in the Portland area, trust Sunset Heating & Cooling. We also install and service home water filtration systems. Our experienced team provides comprehensive installation, repair, and maintenance services to ensure your home enjoys the benefits of soft water. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service and expert solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and improve your water quality with our reliable and professional services.

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    Portland’s Trusted Heating and Cooling Company

    Are you looking for quality heating and air cooling services in the Portland area? Sunset Heating & Cooling has been a trusted name in the HVAC industry for decades! If you’re looking for a reputable AC and heating company that provides professional work and exceptional customer service for a fair price, you’ll find it here!

    When you need heating and air conditioning services in Portland, OR, you can always count on Sunset Heating & Cooling

    What Our Clients Say

    Ryan from Sunset Heating & Cooling was friendly, efficient, helpful and so pleasant to have in our home. A great company and wonderful service.

    - Kathi P.

    Jeremy was prompt and friendly. He did a great job of servicing our ac and explaining what he did. Great customer service!

    - Jennifer M.

    Jeremy was knowledgeable, personable, and took the time to explain things. Highly recommend his service.

    - Scott B.

    Many thanks for a great job of diagnosing, explaining and fixing our problem. We are very appreciative and will be happy to tell others.

    - Greg G.

    The Sunset team who sold and installed a new furnace and AC unit in my condominium were wonderful. They were knowledgeable, professional, thorough, respectful and friendly. They went the extra mile to be sure other residents were not impacted and I was happy. They took special care to leave no trace of their being here, except for new and vastly improved heating and cooling system.

    - Kaki B.

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