Water softener systems can neutralize or eliminate heavy minerals from water reducing the water’s hardness. These systems are available in various configurations based on method of mineral removal and volume of water to be treated. Water softener systems cost between $500-$6,000. Factors that impact the cost of installing a water softener system include the type and capacity of the water softener the system, size of the house or plumbing system, area of the home that will utilize treated water, geographic location, electrical and plumbing requirements, permits, and labor for installation. Keep in mind that the water softener systems will require regular maintenance to perform. Learn about why your home may require a water softener system, different types of water softener systems, and costs for installation.