While many people are unfamiliar with the benefits of a water softener, once you have one of these in your home you’ll soon realize just how many benefits it can bring to your life.
A water softener is nothing more than a unit installed in your home to soften water through the removal of the many minerals (magnesium and calcium) that create hard water.
What’s the Problem with Hard Water?
As you learn more about hard water, you’ll come to find that you don’t want it in your home. Here’s why:
- It can clog pipes, thus resulting in poor water flow and the potential for costly repairs
- It can lead to a scale buildup inside your appliances
- It can make your water heater less efficient, leading to higher energy bills
- Soap is less effective when combined with hard water
- Hard water can have a negative impact on your skin, such as by making it dry and scratchy
As you can see, hard water is not a good thing. In fact, if you don’t take care of this problem, it can impact your home, your health, and your finances.
Reasons to Install a Water Softener in Your Home
Now that you understand the problems associated with hard water, it’s time to take action. The best remedy is to install a water softener in your home. There are many reasons for making this decision, including but not limited to:
- More efficient cleaning. With a water softener, soap residue does not cling to clothes and dishes. Subsequently, you end up with a more efficient cleaning cycle.
- Extended appliance life. Do you worry about having to prematurely replace your dishwasher, washing machine, or water heater? This is an expense no one wants to take on. Minerals in hard water can take a toll on these appliances, thus shortening their life span.
- Softer, smoother, and cleaner skin and hair. There is nothing more important than your health, and hard water can definitely cause you problems.
Cost savings, as you won’t have to replace your appliances as often or pay higher than expected energy bills.
What to do Next
Do you suspect that your home has hard water? If so, you can run a test on your own or hire a plumber to assist you.
Once confirmed, it’s time to speak with a plumber about installing a water softening system in your home.
While you’ll spend some money upfront on the system and installation, you’ll save much more than this over the long run.
About the Expert
Kinetico CGC Water is a 3rd generation family business begun over 65 years ago. Kinetico CGC Water has expanded to represent multiple manufacturers, including the ultra-efficient, non-electric Kinetico water systems, serving customers in Georgia, Florida and Michigan.