Kinetico is a global company of independent water experts founded in 1970, that is specialized in providing a large variety of water softener solutions. Their products, which are considered to be the industry-leading water softeners, work efficiently to offer water that tastes, feels, and looks better.
How much does a Kinetico water softener cost?
Kinetico company does offer public information on their website related to the exact prices for the water softeners. But you can make a comparison between the models available at this moment and look at the prices in the form of a dollar sign, the most expensive option being “$$$”, which, at the time this article was written, was the “Premier Series” brand. If you would like to get an exact quote for a specific water softener provided by Kinetico company, you should fill out a form available on their official website and submit a request. A local Kinetico expert will answer your request within 24 hours.
As the official Kinetico website doesn’t offer any information about the costs, we searched through multiple third-party sources that shared the prices of the water softeners. According to these sources, the average cost of a Kinetico water softener would be anywhere between $2,000 and more than $7,300, depending on the model and add-ons you want to buy. For example, aside from the actual water softener, Kinetico offers a drinking water station, a backwashing filter, and/or a “de-chlorinator” to complete your entire home system.
According to a member of the Houzz online forum, the cost for a 2030s dual tank system is around $2,000. Another member said that he was quoted $4,000 or almost $1,050 less, by not including the reverse osmosis, only the installation.
When compared to other competing brands, like Ecowater and Culligan, Kinetico was always close to the top. This is thanks to their reliability and credibility. Some said that Kinetico water softeners are worth the cost, while others highly recommended taking into consideration other brands as well because the features are quite similar.
The cost of a 2060 dual tank with an OD water softening system is around $3,600, according to some members of the Pissed Consumer online forum.
From other online sources, we were able to find out that the price of a softener and reverse osmosis system is $7,100, including the installation and the tax. Or you can choose to install the system on your own and pay only for the unit for around $2,500.
From where can I buy a Kinetico water softener?
Kinetico water softeners are not available to purchase directly from the company. You have to search on their official website for an authorized retailer. As we already mentioned above, you have to ask for a quote from a local dealer to get an exact price. Occasionally, you may find a used Kinetico water softener on Amazon or eBay, but you risk buying one with damaged parts, or a counterfeit, or you may not receive the manufacturer warranty that is offered when you buy a new product.
Types of Kinetico water softeners
Kinetico Premier Series
This is the most expensive series offered by Kientico. But it has the highest ratings regarding capacity rates, water flow rates, and hardness levels, to name a few. This option is non-electric and is powered by moving water. It comes equipped with multiple tanks for permanent soft water, even during the regeneration process.
Kinetico Essential Series
This series is known for being the most cost-efficient, compact, and simple option offered by Kinetico. This option is a non-electric dual tank.
Kinetico Signature Series
This non-electric dual tank option is considered to be somewhere in the middle in terms of economic value.
Kinetico Powerline Series
Homeowners that are dealing with hard water problems are offered a single tank non-electric option that is considered to be an economic solution.
As Kinetico has multiple locations all over the United States of America, it wasn’t hard to find online Yelp reviews. Most of them rated Kinetio 3.5 to 4.5 out of 5 stars. Customers seem to appreciate the difference in water taste once the system was installed, the customer service (even though it would depend on location), and the knowledge of the representatives. When talking about the negative reviews, those depend highly on the location. Clients complained about future repair service calls, poor customer service, and high costs.
A member of the Angie’s List online forum said that he owned a twin-tank Kinetico water softener for more than twenty-one years, and during this period the unit needed only one repair. He even said that Kinetico is the “Mercedes” of the water softener industry. Compared to the single-unit models, the dual tank he owned was the best choice thanks to the less salt usage, unlimited capacity, and better water.
Most members of the Houzz online forum thread that the Kinetico water softener is worth the investment. They liked that is has no need for electricity and the dual tank features, options that are not available at other competing brands.