We got a new water softener installed at the parsonage yesterday. The old one clunked out a week or so ago. Actually, it was probably longer ago than that, because the brine tank was still full of salt. We ended up getting a "Commander" (or something) from DeWeese Water Softener and Appliances in Warren. The owner seems to be a great guy, and he was more than happy to work with us as a church. We even switched over the salt delivery from Culligan to DeWeese. Culligan is just a little outrageously priced on everything.
This will be nice because it's an "on-demand" system, and it has an 8-hour battery backup in case the power goes out (so you don't have to reset the time unless the power is out for more than 8 hours). It also comes with a 5-year parts and labor warranty, and THEY installed it. So that was nice. It only took just under an hour for the guy to haul out the old one, install the new one, and have it up and running.