Maybe you have an old water softener that’s no longer providing the benefits you’ve come to enjoy. Or maybe you’ve never experienced the benefits of a water softener, but you’re ready to change this in the near future.
As you consider your options, you’ll come to realize there are many benefits of a new system. These five are sure to get you excited:
1. Prolonged Life of Your Plumbing System and Appliances
Hard water can damage your plumbing system and appliances, thus causing them to break down sooner than expected.
A water softener can prolong the life of your plumbing system and appliances, thus saving you money and eliminating the hassle of repairs.
2. Energy Savings
Since a water softener can help reduce lime scale build-up, it allows your appliances to work more efficiently. This is particularly true of a water heater, with a water softener allowing it to use approximately 25 to 30 percent less energy over a year.
So, even though you’ll spend money on a water softener, you’ll make it back by lowering your energy bill.
3. Better for Your Clothes
You spend a lot of money on your clothes, so you don’t want to ruin them with low quality water.
Minerals from hard water have the potential to get trapped in your clothes, which dulls the color, causes stiffness, and reduces the lifespan.
4. Less Need for Soap
If you’ve ever tried taking a bath or shower in hard water, you know that it’s difficult to lather soap and shampoo. Subsequently, you overuse, which costs you money.
Soft water allows you to use 50 to 75 percent less shampoo and soap.
5. Better for Your Plants
Watering plants with hard water is a big no-no, as too much chlorine is bad for them. To protect against this, you can let your water sit out for 30 to 60 minutes before use. Of course, this isn’t always doable.
With the right type of water softener, this is never a concern. Kinetico sells a variety of dual purpose softeners with carbon, thus allowing them to effectively remove chlorine.