Here are five benefits of a water softener for the whole household in your home:
Soft water lacks the mineral ions that cause scale in your pipes and appliances, saving you expensive repair bills. Mineral deposits in a pipe reduce the area through which water can pass and require higher pump pressure. It also increases the amount of energy required to keep your
water hot or cold. Debris also wreaks havoc on your appliances, resulting in more frequent repair or replacement costs for your dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, water heater, and ice maker.
Appliances: Use Using a can of water softener will prevent the adverse effects of hard water in your dishwasher and washing machine. Limescale not only reduces quality and efficiency due to the composition of hard water, but limescale inside the appliance shortens the lifespan of your coffee makers, ice makers and even water heaters.
Gas or electric bills: A water softener can reduce your gas or electric bills by preventing damage to your pipes. When scale accumulates in a pipe, the available space for water flow becomes narrower. This means that the water pressure has to increase in order for the water to flow through. The narrowing of the pipe also means that heat is not transferred efficiently, forcing you to run the water heater higher to compensate. Both problems result in expensive gas or electricity bills.
Soft water when bathing or showering can be extremely beneficial for hair and skin. The mineral ions in hard water prevent it from being fully soluble with soaps and form a precipitate in the form of soap scum. Because soft water is free of these minerals, homes with a water softener will enjoy deeper foam.
The skin benefits of a water softener go deeper than soapy water. It can also mitigate the effects that hard water has on your body due to the loss of natural oils in skin and hair.
Effects of soft water on skin: Because soft water contains fewer minerals, your skin absorbs and retains moisture more easily. Bathing or showering with hard water can have adverse effects on your skin. The minerals in hard water strip the skin of its natural oils, which can dry out the skin and, in some cases, lead to itchy and irritated skin.
When limescale builds up in the pipes, the water pressure in the shower drops. Low water pressure hardly helps you to rinse soap from your body or shampoo and conditioner from your hair.
A water softener prevents the adverse effects of hard water on clothes, making them softer and keeping your
looking fresh and new Tactile.
If you live in a hard water area, you know how difficult it is to keep your dishes clean.
No matter how often you clean them or what soaps or detergents you use, your glasses and cutlery will look cloudy after drying. A water softener fixes the root problem by removing minerals before they can build up on your dishes. And because soft water blends more completely with soaps and detergents, your dishes lather and clean better.
If you live in a house with hard water, you know how long cleaning can take.
You keep going back to do the dishes and laundry. You can spend hours a week scrubbing chalky limescale and soap scum off shower walls, sinks and faucets. Using a water softener not only prevents the ill effects of hard water, but the soft water completely dissolves and penetrates soap, and less insoluble soap scum or curd builds up in your bathroom. Save the time you spend on regular cleaning.