How does a water softener protect your home?
Hard water is very damaging
The facts are quite disturbing for homeowners – hard water damages heating systems.
If you live in a hard water area and fill a glass of water straight from the tap, you will be unable to see any chalk in the water. The water will instead appear clear and appetising.
However, as you heat the water up, the invisible chalk that is in the water will begin to change its physical structure and will cling together, creating lumps and layers of scale.
Scale begins to form typically at the rate of 1mm per year in a hard water area, and according to HM Government statistics, just 1/4” of scale (or 5mm), will need an additional 55% more energy to heat the water on the other side of the scale.
Look how the costs add up…
In the average British home, the additional cost of hard water damage to your appliances adds up to approximately £13 per month in early replacement charges.
That may not sound like much, but that is in fact over £156 per year adding up to £800 over 5 years and more that £1,600 over 10 years, and over the average 25-year lifespan of a high-quality water softener, you could save as much as £3,900.
By installing a high quality water softener in to your home, not only will your softener protect your appliances from future hard water damage, but your softener will also gradually dissolve existing lime scale too.
Your gas bill
The difference in your gas bill will be astonishing.
With hard water, the heat cannot penetrate to the copper walls of the piping effectively. Therefore, those pipes operating with hard water operate with at least 25% of their potential product efficiency.
Those cold winters will feel extensively colder as long as hard water is circulating through your cylinder.