This post was sponsored by Culligan Water as part of an Integrated Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As a blogger, I’ve gotten to try all kinds of cool products and services over the years — and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to write about one than I am now. I’m going to cut to the chase and tell you we had a Culligan Water Filtration System installed a few months ago and I would enthusiastically recommend it to anyone — read on to find out why.
Although I was happy to have the system installed, I have to admit that I was skeptical about all the changes my Culligan representative promised I’d see once our water was softened and purified. I mean, water is water, right? I didn’t love the taste and smell of the water from our tap, but I didn’t think that filtered soft water would be all that different.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
It took about four hours for our Culligan Water Softening System to be installed in our garage. A Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System was also installed under our sink, specifically for drinking and cooking water. As soon as everything was installed, I began noticing immediate differences.
For one thing, our filtered drinking water now tastes amazing. The smell and aftertaste of our city water are gone and our drinking water basically tastes like I’d imagine the drinking water in heaven tastes. Our kids weren’t big water drinkers before we had the Culligan Water Filtration System installed — Now, they ask for water all the time. We can’t get enough of it! They even bring big bottles of it to school each day, and freak out if they forget them.
Our Culligan man assured us we’d taste a difference in foods cooked in Culligan water as well, but I have to be honest — I didn’t really believe him! I love to cook and I couldn’t imagine that filtered water would make all that much of a difference. I was totally WRONG. Our food tastes better than ever with filtered water — The flavors really come out in a way that they didn’t before and it makes cooking even more of a pleasure. I’ve actually started making all my own broths now as opposed to buying broth at the store, simply because homemade broth with our filtered water tastes amazing. Plus, since one of my kids has digestive issues and we’re transitioning to an all-natural diet, filtered water is more important to me now than ever! Culligan Water couldn’t have come at a better time for my family.
I can’t help but think our Culligan Water also played a role in my daughter asking for a tea set for her 14th birthday. She makes tea for us now every afternoon after school and it tastes rich and divine. I love being able to taste the flavor profiles of each tea we try.
Another promise I wasn’t sure I believed was that we’d need less laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, hand soap, and shampoo and conditioner once our Culligan Water Filtration System was installed. The very next morning after we got our new water system, I sleepily put the normal amount of shampoo in my hand and massaged it through my hair in the shower as usual. Suds OVERLOAD! With our newly softened water, it instantly became clear that I needed far less shampoo than I had just one day earlier. I’m a believer now!
I was also instantly thrilled with my dishes once they came out of the dishwasher. They have literally never been cleaner — The spots and cloudiness on my dishes, flatware and glasses have completely disappeared. Everything is squeaky clean now, and I feel like I have a brand new dishwasher and new dishes as well!
Our softened water also means we need less lotion, and this was another change we noticed right away. Our city water left our skin feeling dry after washing our hands or taking a shower, but Culligan Water leaves our skin feeling soft and supple. It’s an amazing difference!
Another cool change is that our ice cubes are now almost crystal clear with Culligan Water. Gone are the days of white ice cubes, and it’s really neat to be able to SEE a difference in our water quality.
I’m also really excited about the impact that Culligan Water is having on our appliances and hot water heater. Soft water means we won’t have any more residue buildup in our appliances using water, from our refrigerator and dishwasher to our coffeemaker, and this should make them last a lot longer. I’m also seeing savings at the grocery store, since I buy less soap and almost no bottled water now.
Finally, I love Culligan Water’s app, which lets me track our family’s water usage and even detect if there’s a leak or running toilet somewhere in the house, because there should be no water usage when we’re not home. This is a really cool feature that’s a lot of fun to use.
Can you understand now why I’m so excited? The changes I’ve seen and felt are backed up on Culligan Water’s website. You can either buy your Culligan Water Filtration System outright or you can lease a system for a low monthly payment., I would TOTALLY recommend it. This is money well spent and you will see a HUGE difference in your day-to-day life. The only maintenance you should need once the system is installed is a salt delivery every two months. Our Culligan man also checked in several times after our installation to make sure everything was running smoothly and gave me all of his phone numbers so that we could get in touch quickly if we had any problems. We’ve been thrilled with Culligan Water’s customer service. Culligan Water promises to make every day a “good water day” and that is certainly the case in this house!