Is It Better to Rent or Buy Water Treatment Equipment?
Water treatment equipment – good water treatment equipment, specifically – costs money. Whenever you’re making a decision about a purchase, it’s a good idea to consider all of the options you have in front of you. Where water treatment equipment is concerned, you have the option of renting or buying. Let’s take a look at these two options and see which one might be the right choice for you.
The Rental Option
There are some decent reasons why you may want to consider renting equipment. The primary benefit of renting equipment is that you don’t own it and aren’t necessarily responsible for all of the maintenance and any other expenses that come along with it. This can be advantageous for people who are living somewhere temporarily. If you plan to move a lot, or you know from the outset that you’re buying a home simply so that you can improve it a bit and sell it again, renting might be a good option for you. Another reason you may want to consider renting is if you have particularly bad water that means that the equipment is going to need a lot of maintenance. Other than that, for most people, purchasing the equipment outright is usually a better option.
If you don’t move very often or, particularly, if you know you’re not going to move again within the space of your lifetime, you very well may want to purchase your water treatment equipment. This gives you the advantage of not continuously paying for something. You simply make the purchase, the transaction is complete and the only thing you have to pay for is the occasional maintenance the unit may require. Purchasing the equipment quite often allows you to make very detailed decisions about exactly what you buy. A qualified water treatment specialist will be able to sit down with you, help you assess your needs and help you assess how much is sensible for you to spend on water treatment. They can come up with plenty of different solutions and, in some cases, it may end up costing a lot less than you think.
What to Expect
In any case where you have water treatment equipment, there will be some expenses. You will have to have filters changed out from time to time, the device will likely need to be monitored so that the water treatment technician can ensure that it is doing what it’s supposed to do and the technician will have to add materials to the water filtration equipment. Changing out filters and other devices applies to high end equipment as much as it does to simple tap water filters. Whether or not you want to rent or purchase is entirely up to you. Good water treatment technicians will generally give you both options. Put some thought into this, however. If you really don’t plan on moving anytime soon, purchasing is usually the best option. If you know that you’re not going to be there for long, renting a system may be a great choice for you.
About The Author:
Greg Scott is President of Valparaiso based Miracle/EcoWater Systems, the premier water conditioning company in Northwest Indiana serving the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County areas. A 3rd generation water treatment professional, Greg grew up in the family owned business started by his grandfather in the late fifties. He has made water treatment his life and under his direction and high-standards, the company’s water treatment experience, knowledge, and products are unrivaled in region.