People who see the detriment hard water causes will often invest in soft water treatments for their home. However, some give pause to the initial cost, wondering if it fits the budget, is worth the upkeep, and everything else involved with the water softener. However, what people may not realize is that not only will the soft water treatment system pay for itself over time, but you will eventually save money. Today, we at AAA Water Team would like to share a few ways your new water softener will begin to pay for itself over time, saving you money in the long run. Generally, the water softener systems are more affordable than you may suppose, and the following are just a few examples on how you will see a return on your initial investment.
1) Water Softener Reduces Energy Bills
There are quite a few appliances that utilize hot water. Such appliances that cycle hot water include the coffee maker, washing machine, and dishwasher for example. With the use of soft water, these appliances perform more efficiently and the more efficient the appliance the more cost effective they are to operate. Additionally, hard water usage will require the appliance to undergo more cleanings, requiring more water to be spent. For instance, approximately 25% less energy over a year is required for a water heater that is accessible to soft water.
2) Use of Soap & Shampoo Decrease with Use of Water Softener
Hard water makes soap more of a challenge and as a result, people have a tendency to use more soap and shampoo then necessary. The hard water in conjunction with extra soap and shampoo also leaves the hair and skin drier, calling for more conditioner and moisturizer than what you would otherwise use. With the soft water, you will use less to achieve effective results, saving you money on the products.
3) Water Softener Extends Lifespan of Plumbing system & Appliances
Hard water is known to buildup the mineral crust that impacts the performance of our pipe systems and water-based appliances. As a result, the deterioration and decay accelerate, resulting in the need for more repairs and sooner replacements. With soft water, you can avoid the negative impact hard water has on these appliances and water systems from lime scale deposit buildup, leading to corrosion and poor performance as well as a shorter lifespan. Appliances, as mentioned, will require more maintenance and cleanings, increasing not only the water usage, but also cleaning agent’s expense and/or professional maintenance and cleaning.
Water Softener Installation, Maintenance & More in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
Ultimately, though there is an initial expense to investing in a water softening system for your home, you will not only get a return on the system, but eventually saving money that is otherwise spent with the costs evolved in hard water in addition to reaping the other benefits from using soft water in every day life, from cleaning, to cooking, to personal hygiene, soft water has many advantages. For your soft water system, call in the experts of AAA Water Team and let us do the rest.