Why install a water softener?
If you live in an area with a hard water supply, you've maybe considered investing in a water softener. But what exactly are the benefits it would bring to your everyday life? Here are six of the most important.
1. A Water Softener Improves Heater Efficiency
Limescale and other deposits build up within your water heater over time when you have hard water. When these deposits cover the heating element, they act as an insulator, reducing the heat flow into the water. This means it takes longer for the water to warm up, increasing heating costs by up to 50% in the worst cases.
2. A Water Softener Protects Home Appliances
The same deposits can harm other appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines. Without a softener, your appliances will run less efficiently and ultimately have a shorter working life.
3. A Water Softener Provides Easier Bathroom Cleaning
Softened water leaves less streaky residue in your shower cabinet, meaning it's easier to clean without adding extra chemicals to break up the limescale that accumulates with every shower.
4. Better Lundry
Hard water speeds up the ageing of clothes each time they're washed. Softening the water will mean your clothes stay smoother to the touch, keep their colour better, and also get cleaner more quickly thanks to soft water's better ability to dissolve grime.
5. Water Softener Provides Better Skin Health
Lastly, the minerals and salts in hard water can dry out your skin, increasing irritation and flaking, and eventually speeding up the effects of ageing. Softened water is much kinder to your skin -- and to your hair, too.
For all these reasons and more, a water softener makes an excellent investment for any home with mains water that's harder than average.
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