Did you know that the continuous use of hard water in your home could not only be costing you more money, but also increasing inefficiencies in your appliances?
A lot of homeowners are unaware of the negative implications of hard water. Because of this, they end up spending thousands of dollars replacing water appliances and plumbing systems.
If you want to learn how to save money and increase efficiency in your home, continue reading below to see the 7 key reasons to add a water softener system to your home.
Your water quality could be causing your dry, red, or itchy skin. Hard water has a negative impact on our hair and skin that could be causing you and your family discomfort or making current skin conditions worse.
The calcium and magnesium in hard water are evident in the residue they leave behind on your shower walls. This same residue clogs your pores and irritates your skin.
Plus, the minerals absorb the moisture from your skin leaving it dry and flaky. The same can be said for your hair.
This is also related to the fact that hard water makes it more difficult to rinse the shampoo and conditioner from your hair than softer water, resulting in product build-up.
If you have color-treated hair, you may also be spending more money on touch-ups since hard water causes the color to fade more quickly than soft water.
Do you get sick of waiting for your tap water to heat up? This could be related to hard water and one of the reasons we recommend adding a water softener system to your home.
Softer water heats up much more quickly when compared to hard water. This is because the minerals found in hard water take longer to reach temperature.
Hard water can result in mineral buildup in water appliances as well resulting in lower pressure and longer heating times. A water softening system can help remove this build-up and result in more efficient water heating.
We discussed how hard water can make it harder to rinse shampoo and conditioner, but it can also reduce the effectiveness of laundry detergent. This is why some companies recommend adding more detergent if your house uses hard water.
The mineral build-up leaves clothes and fabrics feeling stiffer than with softer water. It can also strip your fabrics of some of their color, resulting in duller colors with each wash.
Water appliances face mineral and limescale build-up as a result of hard water. Left untreated long enough, this can result in a clogged plumbing system.
Your appliances can be affected in other ways such as with burnout or corrosion due to the extra effort needed to run with a weighed-down system.
Installing a water softening system means less build-up, which also means extending the life of your plumbing system.
We’ve talked about mineral build-up and residue in your hair and shower, but it is also evident on your dishes.
Have you noticed those small white lines at the bottom of glasses or the white ring around your dishes? Those are a result of hard water. Improving your water quality with a water softener means cleaner dishes.
We’ve talked a bit about how hard water means an increase in the amount of soap and detergent needed to clean your clothes and dishes. The reason behind this is related to the ions present in hard water.
They react with the sodium in the soap and instead of cleaning, they create soap scum. The scum then sticks to your clothes, hair, dishes, and the insides of your appliances.
Because of this reaction, soap and detergents are less effective. If you use the same amount that you would use on soft water, your clothes and hair are not going to be as clean as you want them.
To achieve an optimal level of cleanliness, you need to add more soap or detergent, which means you will be going through soap and detergent at a much higher rate.
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to installing a water softener system is the cost. However, it’s important to think of this cost in relation to the amount of money you’ll be saving elsewhere.
First, we’ve discussed soap and detergent inefficiencies as a result of water quality. Households with hard water end up using about double the amount of soaps and detergents when compared with households using water softening systems.
Second, consider the longevity of your appliances. Appliances used with hard water see a decrease in efficiency by up to 48%.
By both decreasing your use of soaps and detergents and increasing the lifespan of your appliances, you will save far more money than you’ll be spending on your water softening system.
Now that you’ve reviewed our list of the top 7 reasons to add a water softener system to your home, all you need to do is to get your own.
Say goodbye to the residues, waste, and high costs that come with the continuous use of hard water. Think of all the money you could be saving and how much cleaner your entire household will feel.
Learn more about our water softening systems on our website. You can take a look at our current specials as well as schedule your appointment by contacting us.