Can a Water Softener Really Make Your Other High Efficiency Appliances More Efficient?
The major appliances in your home – refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers – consume a hefty portion of your monthly utility bill. That’s why many savvy homeowners have switched to high efficiency appliances that use half the energy of older models and can cut costs by up to $2,000 per household1.
Recent Study Exposes Hard Water Drains
But consumers who’ve invested in high efficiency, water-using appliances may unknowingly be cancelling out their benefits if they don’t have soft water. Imagine purchasing a brand new, high efficiency washing machine only to have to de-lime it due to scale and deposit build-up after only 30 days! That’s what a recent Water Quality Association study found, along with the effects of untreated hard water on other home appliance like water heaters.2 According to the report, using hard water also caused…
Soft Water Boosts Equipment Performance
In contrast, the same study found that soft water can actually improve the performance and lifespan of these appliances2. That’s good news for homeowners who don’t want to see their investment in high efficiency units go right down the drain. In fact, soft water can actually make these appliances even more efficient. The report showed that by using soft water:
Smart Softening Leads to Savings
If you’ve made the investment in high efficiency appliances there’s one way to make sure the energy and money savings start flowing: installing a high efficiency water softener, like the Culligan HE Water Softener.
The Culligan system cuts energy usage by up to 46% and operating costs by 60%3 – while also ensuring you’re getting the most from your other high efficiency appliances.
Contact your local Culligan dealer today to determine your water softening needs, visit www.culligan.com or call 1-800-CULLIGAN.
1 Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/air/energy/fappl.asp
2 Water Quality Association “Softened Water Benefits Study”
3 Versus a time clock regeneration softener