The Benefits of Softened Water for a Household

benefits-of-softened-waterThe simple answer is that soft water saves you money. There are also other benefits of softened water associated with soft water from a softener.

The benefits of softened water for a household mean:

The benefits of softened water for a household mean longer lasting more efficient appliances – Limescale deposits build up on immersion heaters, in kettles, washing machines, irons, dishwashers and inside pipes and hot water cylinders. Not only will a water softener start to remove the limescale that is in your pipes and on your heating elements, but it will also prevent any further deposits in the future. Elements that are already ‘furred up’ have to heat the limescale before they can heat the water. A scale free system will use less energy, saving on heating bills by as much as 70%. Just 3mm of scale increases your hot water bills by over 25% according to a report by the ministry of health in 1949 and backed up by independent studies since.

Your appliances will also enjoy a longer life expectancy once we install a water softener.

Less shampoos – Hard water soaks up shampoos and bubble bath. Soft water also has a ‘silky’ feel to it and helps considerably those people who may suffer from dry skin. A bath stays clean with soft water and showerheads flow better as there is no scale blocking the outlet holes.

Less detergents – With soft water in your home, you will need less soap powder in your washing machine and less detergent in your dishwasher. No salt or rinse-aid are needed in your dishwasher.

Less cleaning – Because soft water leaves fewer residues than hard water, you’ll need less of your cleaning product and it will take you less time and effort. An American study found that softened water cut the average time required for cleaning baths, sinks, taps, shower screens etc by nearly 40% as against a hard water home. Soft water also means it is easier to keep toilets clean and any glassware from a dishwasher dries both spot and stain free.

Cooking and drinking – People cooking with soft water claim that it enhances the taste and colour of food.

Benefits of softened water in a nutshell

  • Softened water will remove existing lime scale from your home and appliances
  • The energy consumption of your heating system and appliances will be considerably lower
  • The life of your appliances will be significantly increased
  • Cut down on cleaning products by up to 80%
  • Soft water is great for the skin, and can help reduce the symptoms of Eczema , Psoriasis and Dermatitis.
  • You won’t have to do so much cleaning, glass stays clear and chrome remains shiny
  • It’s often the case that an Envirosoft pays for itself within 2-3 years of installation
  • The average hard water household will spend twice as much as it costs to install an Envirosoft every 5 years in extra consumables, energy and appliance depreciation, so it’s really expensive NOT to have one