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If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas and you let a glass of water dry out, you will find a residue at the bottom. So I purchased the entire water filtration system to include the reverse osmosis unit. My son had it when he was living in Arizona. The reps from Kinetico came out and explained the whole system. We arranged a date and the installer came out. He was very knowledgeable and it was a very pleasant experience. This was an excellent job. It was very clean and very well-installed.
I’ve had no problems whatsoever with the system. It's just that when you’re dealing with vendors and you’re dealing with the service people, you’ve got to expect each level has different knowledge. My partner just retired from work and bought a house here that already had Kinetico. So, he had them come out and service it to make sure everything was in good shape. Overall, It was a very pleasant experience with Kinetico and it made a heck of a difference here on the water.
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I had a new development, and Kinetico left a brochure on the door. Their salesperson, Sandy, seemed like a really nice person, and I went with her because of the way she talked and the knowledge she had over the system itself. Her husband was really good too. I got a water softener, and another person came in and did the installation. He gave me some tips on how to keep everything running smoothly. He was good too. Since then, the water has been absolutely different. Las Vegas’ water is really hard, but when you take a shower now, it’s like taking a shower in lotion. It feels pretty good. So, it makes a difference as far as your body and how you feel once you come out.
I purchased two systems from Kinetico. I went with them due to the research that I did and the people in the area recommending it. My experience in setting up an appointment couldn't have been easier. It was quick. The rep came out, and he followed up afterwards when I thought there was a problem. The installation team showed up when they said they were going to. It was clean, and then they were gone, and I didn't have any issues. They also explained the system to me in detail. They knocked me with brochures and how it worked and how the treatment works in the whole house, the RO, and the differences. It's been 90 days since I've been using the system, and the silica has been very manageable. The system doesn't remove it, but it changed the chemical compound so I can clean it off, and it's totally worth every dollar.
I had a Kinetico system in 2005 in my previous home in Tampa, Florida and I liked it. The water was okay and everything was good. Then we had a home built out in the country across the state line in Georgia, across the river. I had the water tested and the guy said that it had a little iron in it. But another guy came out from another company. He checked it out and said that there was absolutely nothing wrong with this water, which I kinda already knew. I grew up here in the same spot at my grandparent’s old place. We have a deep well that's 188 feet deep and the water tasted fine. But it was a little rough. It may have had a lot of scale or calcium.
I had a new pump put in the well and I don’t know if the guy who did it disturbed something in the line but the water seemed to get more iron. Our master shower started getting a little more orange-ish. My wife was having to scrub the thing every two or three days. She said she shouldn't have to do that and that there was something going on here. Then we got the Kinetico system and now, it’s once every two weeks that you have to get in there and scrub a little bit, but not much. It’s a lot easier to clean.
The installation was easy as well. These guys hooked everything up. Two guys came out and wanted to run it in through my laundry room and down the drain into my septic. Instead, I suggested turning that line back around the other way, come back out the garage wall, come back basically the same way they were going in and put it out there in the yard somewhere. They had some concerns about the grass but I told them that I live in the country and I couldn't care less about the grass. Then they said that out of concern, they should send a word around to HOA. But I’m on five acres and I don’t have a neighbor so who cares? I guess they were used to hooking up around HOAs in Jacksonville.
There was also a slight stench of sulfur that sprung up though, and we still have that for some reason. I had mentioned it when I came in to CGC two months before and bought more salt. They instructed me to put a little bit of bleach in the salt bin but it really didn’t help a lot. The main office gal upfront also said that she would have some guy come back out and check it out. But I’ve never seen that guy. That fell through the cracks. But it’s not an emergency anyway. It’s a very limited stench. I really can’t smell it but my wife can. She’s just finicky. But other than that, it's all good. The water is definitely better than it was.
It’s not Kinetico's fault that the water has a little sulfur in it. I thought I paid enough money for this system though. This thing was $4,515 itself. The guy didn’t mention a whole-house reverse osmosis system though, and I thought about doing that. But they wanted $15,000 and I don’t know for sure if it would do what it’s supposed to do. So I got hesitant on that one. The money was doing the talking on that one. But all in all, the experience has been good. Kinetico does what they’re supposed to do.
We had lived in Arizona and the water there was really bad. It tasted like chlorinated dirt water. We were at a home show in Phoenix many years ago and we saw the Kinetico water systems. We talked to different people who had different systems in their houses, but they were still not happy with them. We looked at Kinetico and tried the water that they had from the systems they had on people's houses there, and the water tasted fantastic from the crappy awful water that was showing up in our clothes, our skin and our appliances. So, we had a Kinetico system installed in Arizona.
After that, we moved to Virginia, but there was no Kinetico down at Central Virginia at that time. We whined and cried about it. We moved to Atlanta and there was no Kinetico at that time. We whined and cried about it. I went to Mississippi and there was no Kinetico there. We whined and cried about it, too. But when we moved here, we found out that there was a system available. We've only been here for a few weeks before they had the system installed. The water here in Huntsville is also really bad, so we purchased a water softener, a water filter system and a RO system.
Kinetico's sales representative was phenomenal. He was totally a people person and was extremely responsive. Not only did he walk me through my Kinetico system, but he has also helped me out with some other things in the house. He has met so many people in the area through his job that he has put me in contact with other services to assist me with things such as a useful handyman and a better plumber. He went above and beyond and was extremely knowledgeable.
The installation team was fantastic and they were another above and beyond team. We wanted to make sure everything was right. I started having some trouble with the RO system not working periodically and found out it was an operator error, but they sent somebody out right away to figure out what the problem was. My skin feels so much better and the water tastes phenomenal since having the system installed. We had the system put in with the RO that adds minerals back in, so it tastes like expensive bottled water like Dasani.
My scalp is horribly dry and flaky and itching like crazy. I get my hair shampooed and blow-dried. My scalp is awful when the place doesn’t use filtered water, but when they use the Kinetico, it really helps my scalp come back. In fact, I may end up having to switch to a different place or take a gallon of my filtered water with me because the water bothers my scalp so much. When I wash my hair at home, it starts to clear up. Kinetico definitely makes a huge difference in the water and what it does for the skin. I have already recommended them to friends and family members. My husband had gotten a Zero Water Filter thing other than the more expensive one from Bed, Bath and Beyond, but when we would take the water from the tap and run it through Zero Water Filter, there would be mini grains of sand in it and the little filter thing would wear out twice as fast as it is supposed to so that's how bad the water is.
If Kinetico wants to put me in a commercial, I'll be happy to do it because I really believe in the product. It is the second system we've had. I believe it's helping the people. People said that they looked into it, but it was expensive, but I said, "And so is dying or being sick or getting cancer." Kinetico also did a great job in hiring phenomenal people and I cannot say enough about the folks that I've dealt with.
We have horrible water in Branson. It was hard and stinky, so they treat it with a lot of chlorine which was not good for my wife. So, we chose to soften the water and get something better for ourselves and for our pets to drink. I researched and it came down to Kinetico and RainSoft. Kinetico was more expensive but it was a good system and it was complete so, we got a water softener and a carbon filter. Wes at Air & Water Solutions was good to work with on getting the appointment set up. When he came out, he accepted the fact that our water was hard and it was not about what he can do but the stuff that has already been covered. He went through it all.
We had a difficult or an awkward installation because of the general configuration and he brought an installer in to go over it. He made sure that he understood what they would have to do and how they would have to do it before he got started and before we got contracted. It was one of his own employees and he had him here the next day. The two of them looked at things and measured them out to make sure they understood how they were going to accomplish what it was we wanted and if they could actually do it. We came to the conclusion that they could and they did it quite well.
For the first five months, the water was great. It was comfortable to bathe again and you felt clean when you were done. Then, after about five months, we happened to replace the water heater because it was an older one and had all the build-up in it. By taking all the chlorine out, we wound up with stinky water and so, we replaced the water heater. After five months, we wound up with stinky water again. We called and what it came down to is because we had taken all the chlorine out of the water through the softening, we were starting to get a little bit of a build-up. So, we wound up having to add an electronic anode rod to the water heater to take care of the problem that the chlorine had previously taken care of to deal with the odor. Since then, it has been fine but we wound up replacing just about everything in the water system.
As bad as our water is here, people should plan right upfront, when they do the water softener. If their water heater is more than a year old, they should go ahead and do the water heater at the same time and make sure it’s got an electronic anode rod because the chemical exchange anode rods aren’t strong enough with the water we’ve got. I would still recommend Kinetico. I’m very happy with what we’ve got going on now although it was painful to get here. It’s just people need to know upfront what they’re facing on this water.
This is our second house that we put a Kinetico system in and I can't speak enough about the company that put the system in. About 18 years ago, our very first house had a well and what you could see everyday was literally gravel. This company is not even close to us. We had one in our town but we chose that company because they came to our house and sold us the same exact thing, and the person gave us the information and the pricing and told us to call him if we wanted. On the other hand, the others barely left our house without a check.
For the second house, we didn't even call anybody else. We had the same company and this is even a different owner now but Bill did the same. He was equally as nice and informative. We knew what we needed when we moved in and when Bill came in, it was a matter of being tested and also undersold. I wanted to be able to fill the tank, do the laundry and run the dishwasher at the same time. And he was like, "How many times do you do that?" But I wanted to. It's only my husband and I and one kid. But I have a large child, a son who likes to wear many outfits per day. Bill gave me many options, including a smaller version, and we went with a medium to higher approach. He was very pleasant and he gave me all the paperwork. Also, we knew the ballpark of what we spent in the last house and the ballpark where we thought we would be almost 20 years later was still comparable.
The installer was awesome as well. He even showed me the difference and how to work the machine. He was also the one who came out on a Saturday when there was a slight valve problem. He fixed it and although he could have never known, he couldn't have been more apologetic. In that respect, Bill has been nothing but helpful as well. Aside from sending the technician out, they gave us more peroxide. This stuff is not cheap and nobody ships it. I even drive out to Charlton for that. They're 45 minutes away and although I could buy my peroxide from someone closer, I don't since we're taken care of like that. We could not be happier. The girl who works in the office where I go and get my chlorine is fabulous too. I can't say enough about the three people that I have encountered.
When we bought this house, it was 12 years old and it had a filter but I'm almost positive that it was not a Kinetico. I couldn't fill my tub without it smelling and there's nothing worse than smelling like rotten eggs. The system wasn't large enough and it didn't filter that out enough. We got a dual-chamber product, which also softens the water. That has changed the showering and there is no more sulfur smell.
My house is pretty old and it is on a well. There was a lot of iron in the water system, so it was turning the appliances orange and the water wasn't very drinkable. Plus I own a company where we have to use food products and I couldn't use that water for the food products at all because it was contaminated. So, I needed some sort of filtration system because I didn't wanna switch to city water. It doesn't taste that good and it's gonna cost me a lot of money.
I went to Home Depot to look at water filtration systems and they referred me to Kinetico. We set up an appointment and it was a very quick and easy process. They had a guy come out and do a free testing. He was very personable and very knowledgeable on the product. The fact that he had a lot of knowledge on it was really enticing. He also made me really feel good about what the product was gonna be doing. He was very professional as well, which I respected coming from another business person. At the time, I didn't have the exact money down that was gonna be needed to pay for it and they also had information on ways to go about it. I ended up getting a Home Depot credit card to pay for the filtration system that I bought from them and the system was pretty expensive. I have the mineral barrel and I have two stages of filtration.
When the system was installed, the guy who came out was a good worker, very knowledgeable, and very professional. I was watching him do the whole thing and he had given me insights on how to upkeep it, how it's working, and why they have to do this and that. So, it was really not the kind of situation where they just did their thing and left. He made sure that I was knowledgeable about the system. During the first few days that the system ran, there was almost a texture in the water that was kind of sulfuric. But after the filtration did its thing for the next couple of days, the water was very clear, very crisp, and very clean. It was very refreshing.
But the biggest difference was the bathing. Before I had Kinetico, I smelled the contamination in the water when I was taking showers. But after the filtration system cleaned it up, I felt a sense of relief and now I don't feel like I've taken a dirty shower anymore. I've also recommended Kinetico to a couple of people. Nowadays, a lot of companies are just trying to be in and out to do more jobs, but Kinetico was really prominent on making sure that I had a good and very knowledgeable experience. They showed concern for the reason why I wanted my water fixed. So, as long as they keep doing that, they're gonna be as good as they've ever been.
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There was a Culligan inside the house. And the Culligan person came and they gave me a really bad deal. So, I went and researched which system was the best, and it came out that the Kinetico was the best one. The company that came and installed it did a water test before. The installation was good. They came and installed it within two hours. Kinetico had a really good warranty and something about the ease of maintenance. There's no electricity usage. Basically, you set it and forget it kinda. I got the system as a continuation of having soft water.
Our water in the area that we're in is very hard. The hardness level is high and it's highly chlorinated. I was buying bottled water and cooking with it and drinking it. And I would never shower here in the house, there was a second home at the time. I felt so strongly about putting in a water treatment system. I was doing some research online and saw that Kinetico is working with the system that has no electrical components, the way that it works. That and with testimonials, I thought it was very high in product. It was a little pricey compared to some of the other products out there but I felt like it was a good long-term investment and we could buy it outright without any problem.
The experience with Kinetico was good all the way around. The only thing that I was surprised about was working with a PEX plastic tubing instead of what I thought would be copper, even though it said PEX, I didn't know what it was at the time. But I just had the annual system tune-up and changed their cartridges on my RO system and it's all good. The water source is a really good company. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Kinetico products.
Going back years, we had a Culligan system and between the pipes rattling and the timer and everything else, we didn't like the system. So I talked to one of my friends in the biology department at school whose husband is a contractor and big builder and she said that he only uses Kinetico in his homes. We tried it and we have been satisfied ever since. We had them many years ago at a home on First Avenue up until the time we lost it in the flood.
When we came to our present home, they didn't have any water system at all. The contractor put a double filter system in, which wasn't good. It wasn't anywhere near as good as Kinetico was on the first day. We called someone who came and tested the water and installed our present Kinetico system. We had a part that had to be replaced. We called and within a day or two, they came and took care of whatever was needed. It was very easy to get them out. Also, the people at the office are very helpful in any way possible.
We're health-conscious. So, we worry about additives and the PH of the water and about impurities in the water system and the drinking water. So, we're in tune with the issues of trying to get the most healthful environment that we can get. I have a relative who has a Kinetico system in her house. Setting up our appointment with Kinetico was ideal. They came and tested the water before they put in the system. We got a filtration system and since then, the drinking water tastes different, tastes better, and we're comfortable with it because we assume that all the other good stuff is happening too. I just wish I knew somebody out in rural Pennsylvania, where my summerhouse is, who handled the Kinetico system.
I bought a home, and a Kinetico system was already installed here. They've updated the system. They serviced the system, and they added an additional water filter system at the sink. Before, our water was really not drinkable and now, it is. There were no issues setting up appointments with Kinetico. They sent someone out pretty much right away. The only thing is that they offered to deliver bags of salt to you without informing you that their markup on the salt is like 400%, which I figured out the hard way. They should be transparent about what the markup is on the salt. Kinetico is not cheap, but for us, we're on well water, we have to have a system like this, and they seem to be good providers, too.
Kinetico expert review by Greg Chick
Kinetico Water Systems offers water softeners and reverse osmosis systems for your home. Kinetico was among the first companies to offer nonelectric, fully automatic water treatment systems. Kinetico’s systems are powered by moving water, which keeps your cost down for operation and repairs.
Nonelectric systems: Kinetico’s water treatment systems do not run on electricity. They use the movement of the water they contain to power their own filtration systems. This process keeps operation and repair costs low.
Free water testing and quotes: If you’re not sure if you need water treatment, you can schedule a free water test with Kinetico’s experts. You can also receive free quotes on any system you need.
Water softeners: Kinetico has several different options for water softeners. From compact, simple systems to full systems for hard water.
Drinking water filters: Kinetico has several different options for drinking water filtration. You can purchase a full filtration system or a smaller filtration tap.
Specialty solutions: Kinetico also sells several different specialty solutions for water that needs filtering. Aerators and dechlorinators are available to help remove chemicals and minerals from your water systems.
Best for: people interested in a nonelectric filtration system.
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