Benefits of a Water Softener
Since 2002 CWS has helped thousands of domestic & commercial clients with their water hardness problems. Hard water is any water supply that contains excessive levels of minerals or metals, such as calcium, iron or manganeese. Although hard water is generally safe to use, it causes a variety of problems for the end user. A water softener removes the minerals that cause the water to be hard. Soft water has several advantages compared to hard water and below is just a sample of the benefits of installing a water softener.
- Quicker Clean Up
When there isn’t any limescale in your water you won’t have to spend time cleaning and scrubbing your kitchen sink, shower door and tiles. Softened water eliminates limescale from you kettle and tea-stains from your cups.
- Softer Skin, Silkier Hair
Softened water leaves skin and hair soft and healthy without the help of expensive beauty products. Softened water can help improve dry skin and eczema.
- Modern Appliances Require Modern Water
Mineral impurities in tap water can build up inside appliances causing additional repair and replacement costs, and decreases their overall efficiency. Household appliances have a life expectancy of 40% less due to hard water.
- Water Heating Costs
Hot water heaters can heat softened water more quickly than hard water. Scale build up on heating elements forms an insulation barrier which restricts heat flow. ¼ inch scale built up on heating elements can increase fuel consumption by up to 25%. Improved efficiency reduces energy consumption, resulting in lower utility bills.
- Cleaner Plumbing and Appliances
Hard water leaves scaly deposits in plumbing fixtures and pipes. As these deposits build up over time, they cause blockages and corrosion that can shorten the life of your home’s plumbing system. A water softener will minimize build up, by reducing mineral deposits, extending the life of the plumbing system enabling fixtures to operate more effectively. For example, if you have hard water, your shower heads can become so clogged that they are virtually useless in less than 2 years, according to the Water Quality Association.
- Savings on Soap Products and Detergents
Hard water forces consumers to use many harsh detergent products. Softened water can save you up to 50% on your weekly detergent bill.
- Detergent Residues in Clothing Can Irritate Skin
Tap Water leaves traces of detergents in your clothing causing skin irritation. Softened water eliminates the need for fabric softener.