Since we’ve been using the water filtration system and softener, we’ve been drinking more water and have spent less money on soaps, shampoos and lotions. It takes less to form a thick lather and my skin stays hydrated without that hard film that requires a lot of lotion to combat the dry skin. I can finally use my dishwasher without having to rewash by hand because of the film that was left on my dishes from the hard water. I don’t have to scrub the shower walls because there’s no more hard water scum! We LOVE it!!