Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Another mechanical upgrade
Surplus monies from June (I get paid at the end of every month, then determine how to handle my monthly extra money) were earmarked for installation of a water treatment system (this one uses potassium instead of salt). This was a priority, not only to make cleaning easier (there has been a thin, white coating on some surfaces, notably the stainless steel kitchen sink) but to protect my investment in a LP on demand, hot water heater and my new appliances. I got 2 quotes, one from an installer who was recommended by my plumber. I went with the plumber's recommendation, saving $2700 by going with this guy as he was able to install a system that didn't require installing a dry well, instead taking advantage of a drainage system already in place. New CT law prohibits discharge from water treatment into a septic system, so first guy's solution was to tell me that I needed to have a dry well installed. I'll take the savings.