Most homes in the United States use a hard water supply. The idea of a water softener is often considered an extra expense that is often overlooked. There are several benefits that a water softener can offer in your home. There are health benefits as well as cost savings when you have a water softener installed in your home. AAA Water Team is here to talk about some of the benefits you will find when you have a water softener in your home.
Longer Lasting Appliances
When you have a hard water supply there are minerals in it like magnesium and calcium that can harm your appliance. Over time, these minerals start to have an adverse effect on the overall efficiency of your appliances. That includes your icemaker, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine, hot water heater and more. When you have a water softener in your home, it doesn’t allow these minerals to build up in your appliances and will extend their life.
Water Softeners Make Cleaning Easier
Hard water doesn’t only cause buildup inside your appliances, but it also makes cleaning much more difficult. You will find yourself fighting against hard water stains and soapy residue left on your dishes and other surfaces. Water softeners will leave your clothes softer when they come out of the washing machine, because they eliminate the amount of minerals building up on the fibers of your clothes. You will find that you don’t need to use as much soap and other cleaning supplies to clean your home.
Soft Water Benefits Your Hair & Skin
Your hair and skin is another area that will benefit from soft water. Hard water leaves your skin feeling dry and itchy because of the harsh minerals in it. You won’t have to use lotions and other moisturizers to keep your skin soft when you have soft water. You will also find that your hair has shine again without mineral buildup on your hair shaft.
Water Softener Equals Energy Power Consumption Savings
Appliances will last longer and you can count on energy savings as well with a water softener. Without any buildup effecting the way your appliances work, your appliances will require less energy to run. You can count on seeing a savings of anywhere between 22%-27% yearly on your energy bill. You will also notice that your water will heat much faster than without a water softener.
Cleaner Plumbing Drains & Pipes
The plumbing system in your home is greatly affected by a hard water supply. When you have a water softener, you will notice less clogging and other issues with your plumbing system. Without the scaly deposits that you have to deal with when you have a hard water supply, your water fixtures will last longer. The mineral deposits from hard water can render your water fixtures useless if left unattended.