Maximize your Home’s Efficiency with Advanced Water Softeners and Softener Systems

Orange County water, only better, with soft water that lowers utility bills while adding benefits all over the home.

Hard water can be problematic throughout your home, from plumbing to major appliances and more. For residents of Orange County, tap water quality can also take its toll on fixtures, cleaning, and your utility bill. Ready to improve the efficiency of your home? Culligan water softeners use cutting-edge technology to do just that, and save you money in the process.

Most Orange County residents use the municipal system, which draws water from surface water sources – some as far away as the Colorado River, as well as some groundwater reserves. As a result, water can accumulate some unwanted additions, and require chemical treatment to be drinkable. Dissolved minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium especially contribute to stubborn buildup on plumbing, appliances, and fixtures. In addition to contributing to  sometimes expensive maintenance and repairs, hard water can leach moisture and nutrients from your hair, skin, and nails, leaving you looking and feeling less than your best. 

Hard Water Problems

In addition to the visible issues hard water can have in Orange County, like buildup or staining, homes without water softeners experience larger problems that can be harder to see. Hard water minerals contribute to extra wear on appliances, shortening their useful lives, since they can’t use hard water as efficiently as soft water. These minerals also build up in plumbing and fixtures, which can produce more serious, and costly, problems in your home. 

Orange County’s Most Trusted Water Softening

Culligan’s advanced water softeners target and remove problem-causing dissolved minerals from water, leaving you with softer water that works more efficiently in your home. Your Orange County Culligan Man provides expert testing and evaluation of your water, as well as installation and maintenance of your water softener — for life.

Learn more about the home benefits of a Culligan® Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener!

  • Hard Water
    Hard Water
  • Dry Skin/Hair
    Dry Skin/Hair
  • Stiff Laundry
    Stiff Laundry
  • Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
    Soap Scum/Lime Buildup
  • Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
    Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Water Softener Benefits


  • Reduce utility bills with softer, more efficient water.
  • Extend major appliance life — from the dishwasher, water heater, washing machine, and more.
  • Improve the look and feel of hair, skin, and nails.
  • Help laundry last longer, and look better, with easier-on-fabric soft water.
  • Use, and spend, less on personal care and cleaning products that go farther — and feel better — with softer water.

Orange County Water Softener


Orange County residents have trusted their water to Culligan for more than 80 years. Our customer service, cutting edge water softening technology, and local expertise goes beyond the basic water quality in Santa Ana and beyond to help you find the right solution for water softening in your home.

  • Orange County water experts test your water to help you learn more about it, and provide solutions for best way to soften it for your home.
  • Culligan water softeners include professional installation, routine maintenance for maximum efficiency, and dedicated customer service to make sure you’re always getting the most out of your water softener.
  • We’re proud to offer one of the the most efficient water softeners on the market today, the Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener.
  • We know water, and water softening technology, it’s why we hold more patents for water softening and treatment than any other water company.

Product Information


Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Hard water can cause corrosive build of scale from mineral deposits in your pipes. Over time, your pipes can clog, water flow can diminish and water pressure will be reduced. Your local Culligan water expert offers range of water softener products that fits your needs, wallet and for every size of household.

The Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener is the most efficient water softener in the market. You save more on water, salt, and electricity with patented smart technology that makes our high-efficiency water softeners up to 46% more efficient than other softeners. Not only will you be saving your wallet by reducing water and electricity costs, but you will also be decreasing your home’s environmental footprint.

Water Softener Product Specifications 


Culligan’s proportional brining allows your softener to regenerate only that part of the resin bed that has been exhausted, reducing its salt usage.

  • Automatic bypass valve provides the convenience of bypassing the water softener from the softener itself or the remote display.
  • Patented Culligan Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically adjusts to changes in water conditions so the softener only regenerates when needed, saving you salt, water, and money.
  • Our smart brine tank automatically monitors salt levels and tells you how many days of salt are remaining.
  • Exclusive Culligan Soft-Minder® meter monitors daily water use and provides advanced system diagnostics.
  • The easy-to-read backlit display with digital clock lets you know your softener is working and alerts you to any system malfunctions.
  • Culligan’s Dial-a-Softness® Valve allows you to customize the “feel” of your water, so it never feels too soft or too hard.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culligan Water Softeners


1. Will my water teste salty?

No.  A properly functioning water softener will never make your water taste salty.  The small amount of sodium added to the water will never create a salty taste.

2. How do I know if I have hard water?

Hard water usually manifests itself in several ways.  It leaves white residue behind wherever water evaporates. When hardness reacts with soaps and detergents, it leaves a sticky soap scum behind, and in hot water heating systems it leaves behind a hard scale.

3. How does a water softener work?

A water softener works through a process known as “ion exchange,” which means that as it removes calcium and magnesium (elements that make water “hard”), it replaces those ions on a one for one basis, usually with sodium.  This means that the amount of sodium added to the water is directly proportional to how hard your water is.  In most instances the amount being added is so small that it is not a significant contributor to the amount of sodium in your diet.

4. Will a water softener reverse the damage that has already been done to my appliances?

Yes, if your hard water has been building up scale in your appliances, once you install a softener it will begin to remove that built-up scale.  It will take a long time to remove it, but it will remove it.

5. Will the softener remove all impurities from my water?

Unfortunately, no.  A water softener is designed to remove hardness (calcium and magnesium) from water.  They can sometimes remove a limited amount of iron and manganese if you happen to have these problems as well.  But if you are looking for great water for drinking and cooking, you should probably consider a reverse osmosis system for that purpose.

6. Are there chemicals used or put into the water to soften the water?

Other than salt or potassium chloride, there are no other chemicals that a water softener uses.  On the contrary, using a water softener reduces the amount of cleaning supplies and detergents that you need to put down the drain trying to keep your home and family clean. Using a water softener is very environmentally friendly.

7. How long after installation will I have soft water?

Once a softener is installed, it will begin to soften your water immediately, However, if you have a tank-type hot water heater, it may take a few days to use up that hard water, until you feel the full effects of soft water.

8. How often do I need to add salt?

Most good softeners today, recharge based on how many gallons of water you use, and how hard your water is to start with.  However, most of our customers today are adding salt once or twice a year, on average.

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