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tank water heater / softener

I was always told , with hard water, that a water softener should be installed. I recently visited San Diego, CA where this very subject came up. A plumber there told me that a water softener will reduce the life expectancy of a tank type water heater significantly. Any comments?

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I've had water softeners for years and my WHs always last longer than the life expectancy stated by the manufacturer.

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Thanks Jack!

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