Last Updated: September 3, 2020

How Much Do Water Softeners Cost?

Whole house water softener prices tend to start at $400 (US) or £575 (UK) and can go up to $5000 (US) £4,500 (UK) for domestic units.

You can get cheaper softeners starting at $150+ but they have a smaller capacity (e.g. for a small 1 bedroom flat) or are portable.Pelican Whole House Softener Filter Combo

Commercial water softeners cost more money as they are usually larger. Prices start at $1000 (US) and £1298 (UK) and go up to over $10,000 because they have a larger water capacity and usually need to supply soft water on-demand 24-7.

Water Softener Brands List

  • Aquasana
  • Pelican
  • WaterBoss
  • Morton
  • Fleck
  • Kenmore
  • Nuvo
  • EcoPure
  • IronPro
  • 3M Aqua-Pure
Water Softener Prices - Brands List
Water Softener Brands List

Water Softener Prices

There are literally hundreds of water softeners on the market and it would be impossible to get the price of them all.

The water softener prices table below is an on-going project.Aquasana Whole House UV Filter
Water softeners will be added and removed as an when they become available or removed from the market.

Every effort has been made to ensure prices are accurate.

However, because there are sometimes short term sales and special offers, the water softener prices might be vastly different to the last checked price. But despite this, I will regularly check and update prices at least once a month.

Need to know today’s price? Click on the corresponding “Check Latest Price” link in the last column.

Water Softener Prices Comparison Table

Water SoftenerLast Checked Price** 
3M Aqua-Pure - Model AP903
3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Water Filtration System
$530.00Check Price
3M Aqua-Pure Under Sink - Model 3MFF100
3M Aqua-Pure - Model 3MFF100
$164.16Check Price
Aquios AQFS220C Full House Water Softener and Filter System
Aquios AQFS220C Full House Water Softener and Filter System
$426.03Check Price
Aquios FS-220 Salt Free Water Softener and Filtration System
Aquios FS-220 Salt Free Water Softener and Filtration System
$599.99Check Price
EcoPure EP7130 Water Softener
EcoPure EP7130 Water Softener
$449.00Check Price
Morton® System Saver® Water Softener M30
Morton® System Saver® Water Softener M30
$444.76Check Price
WaterBoss 365 Water Softener
WaterBoss 365 Water Softener
$743.05Check Price
Iron Pro 48K Combination Water Softener & Iron Filter with Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Valve
Iron Pro 48K Combination Water Softener & Iron Filter with Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Valve
$572.96Check Price
Iron Pro 2 Combination water softener iron filter Fleck 5600SXT digital metered valve
Iron Pro 48K Combination Water Softener & Iron Filter with Fleck 5600SXT Digital Metered Valve
$661.81Check Price
Watts RV PRO-1000 Portable Water Softener
Portable Water Softener
$200.56Check Price
Kenmore Elite Smart Hybrid Water Softener 38520
Kenmore Ultra High Efficiency Model 38420
$679.93 Check Price
Nuvo DPMB Manor Salt Water Softener
Nuvo DPMB Manor Salt Water Softener
$949.00Check Price
Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener Digital SXT Metered Whole House System
Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener Digital SXT Metered Whole House System
$589.99Check Price
Fleck 9100SXT Twin Tank Water Softener 24/7 Soft Water
Fleck 9100 SXT Twin Tank Water Softener 24/7 Soft Water
$ 972.94Check Price
Fleck 9100SXT Complete Twin Tank Mini Compact Water Softener System 24/7 Soft Water
Fleck 9100 SXT Complete Twin Tank Mini Compact Water Softener System 24/7 Soft Water
$788.49Check Price
Eddy Electronic Water Descaler
Eddy Electronic Water Descaler
$199.99Check Price

**Price checked on places like Lowe’s, Walmart, Sears, Best Buy and direct from the manufactures website.

What are the Running Costs?

Different water softener brands and models have different running costs. The good news is that almost all modern water softeners are designed to not need regular maintenance.

However, maintenance or not, there are unavoidable running costs.

First of all you need to buy salt (read my review of the best water softener salts here). A 50 lb bag of pellet salt from a company like Morton can cost upwards of $10.

Your salt usage will depend on how hard your water is, how often you use it and the capacity of your softener machine. The larger the capacity, the more salt you will use.Mr-Water-Geek-On-Laptop

If you buy an electrical water softener then you can expect an increase in your electricity bill.

Water softener models that use electricity are likely to cost you an extra  $0.20+ a day, depending on your use.

Despite these running costs, many people experience that water softeners ‘pay for themselves’ in the end.

This is because you will save money on buying bottled water, avoid hard water damage on your expensive appliances, use less toiletries and cleaning products (e.g. limescale remover).

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