Have you noticed hard water issues at your home? Are you interested in a water softener, but a little apprehensive? While it’s important to consider a softener that fits your budget, there’s something you need to keep in mind: Your new water softener will pay for itself over time.
Here are just a few of the many ways a water softener can save you money:
1. Extends the Life of Your Plumbing System and Appliances
Calcium and magnesium are great for healthy bones but can be disastrous when it comes to certain appliances in your home. Those minerals are the main culprits for hard water and cause mineral deposits or scale buildup. Buildup from hard water can clog plumbing and damage your appliances by wearing them down until they eventually break down. Water softeners remove these hard minerals, so the water won’t leave behind any scaly build up. Save yourself from the frustration of a pricey broken appliance or an extensive plumbing repair with a water softener.
2. Lower Energy Bills
Your home is filled with appliances that use water; you will want them to operate properly. Appliances will function more efficiently with soft water. A water heater will use between 20 percent to 30 percent less energy over the course of a year if it has access to soft water. Kinetico Water Softeners also only regenerate when you need them to, so water and energy use is optimized.
3. Reduces the Use of Soap and Detergent
Detergents do not mix well with hard water. By using soft water instead of hard water your detergent is able to go further. In your laundry machine, hard water will cause detergent to form soap scum, which will prevent your clothes from becoming completely clean. With hard water, clothes and bed sheets will start to fade or feel scratchy because of the extra mineral substance. The minerals will get trapped in clothes, which will make them stiff and ruin the original color. With soft water, you won’t have to purchase detergent nearly as often, and you’ll be getting cleaner results. With the extra minerals gone, soaps and shampoos are able to foam and rinse clean, and you will not have to use as much product when showering with hard water.
The exact savings that can be produced by a water softener will depend on a number of factors including the type of equipment you purchase, the capacity needed for your household, and the quality of your water.
At Kinetico SWFL, we will find the perfect water treatment to fit your needs and budget! Contact us today at 239-908-2300 and get on your way to softer and fresher water!