Benefits of a Residential Water Softener
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day. Over half of this amount is used by appliances that dispense water that comes in direct contact with your skin and clothes such as showers, faucets, and washing machines.
Without a residential water softening system, the water in your home may be “hard”, meaning it is high in mineral content such as calcium and magnesium. Though hard water may not present any serious health hazards, it can wreak havoc on residential equipment that dispenses water. Using a water softening system can filter these mineral deposits and lead to the following advantages to your home and personal comfort.
Did you know that hard water can actually reduce the effectiveness of dish and laundry detergents? Unlike hard water, soft water does not have an adverse reaction to soap. This means those tough-to-clean bathtub “rings” and mineral scale buildup found on shower-heads and faucets will no longer be as problematic. Water softeners can create savings of up to 70% per year on soaps and cleaners and can even have a profound impact on the durability of your clothing, making them last up to 30% longer.
Longevity of Appliances
Hard water can take a toll on your home’s pipes and appliances. Showers and faucets can become clogged by mineral deposits, impacting water flow and pressure. Mineral buildup from hard water can affect the efficiency of water heaters and pipes, causing costly corrosion, leakage, or bursts. Using a water softener can increase the lifespan of your plumbing systems and appliances while reducing costs long-term. In fact, a water softener can cut your hot water heating expenses up to 27% per year!
Hard water can cause dry and damaged hair and skin, while soft water can alleviate these issues. The filtering process of a water softener removes minerals found in hard water. Due to the reduced amount of minerals, soft water often feels better on the skin and tastes better than hard water. Systems that use processes such as reverse osmosis and ultraviolet sterilizers to help destroy disease-causing microorganisms and provide you with better-tasting beverages.
You use water in your home each and every day, so if hard water is prevalent in your area, it’s time you start thinking about a water softening system. Not only can water softeners increase the longevity of your plumbing systems and water-using appliances, but they can provide you with water that feels better on your clothes, hair, and skin.
At HB McClure, we can help you to select the water softening system that is right for your home. As a full-service company, you can count on us for the purchase, installation, maintenance of your water softening system.
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