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Lesser Known Benefits Of Adding A Water Softener To Your Home

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Lesser Known Benefits Of Adding A Water Softener To Your Home


benefits of a water softenerYou may have heard soft water is better for you, but did you know it’s also better for your home? Water softening can benefit your home, health and wallet. From improving your skin to protecting your water-using appliances, a water softener can make a difference in your life, and even the environment. See how installing a soft water system is beneficial for you and your home.


Health And Wellness

When you shower in softer water, you can feel the difference on your skin and hair. The undissolved minerals found in hard water often leave behind residue that can result in dry skin and scalp. This dryness can lead to dandruff and skin issues that may cause irritation, such as eczema and psoriasis. Moreover, the same residue prevents soap from properly lathering, which can leave your clothes stiff after doing laundry. When you install a water softening system in your home, you may begin to notice:

  • Your hair looks shinier and feels silkier after a shower
  • Your skin feels softer with less irritation and dryness
  • Softer, cleaner laundry


Home Appliances

Are you constantly noticing limescale buildup around your kitchen and bathroom fixtures? What about unsightly rust stains around your toilet bowl, sink or bathtub? Do you rewash your dishes by hand because they come out of the dishwasher with water stains on them? This could all be a result of hard water.

Hard water is a nuisance for homeowners trying to keep a clean home. The high concentration of calcium and magnesium often result in mineral deposit buildup that can wear down your water-using appliances, corrode your plumbing and cause unsightly stains around your fixtures. It can also result in more time, money, water and energy spent on cleaning. Fortunately, water softening can help your home stay clean and your water-using appliances last longer by:

  • Reducing mineral deposits from accumulating in your dishwasher, hot water heater, washing machine and pipes
  • Minimizing limescale around kitchen sinks, faucets, bathroom tiles, shower doors and utensils
  • Removing rust stains from toilets, sinks and tubs
  • Reducing mineral deposits that leave dishes looking spotty or streaky



Hard water is more than an inconvenience, it can impact your home’s energy use and the environment. As limescale buildup accumulates on your water heaters, boilers and plumbing, it can impact how well the equipment performs over time. When your equipment is no longer running efficiently, it begins to consume more energy to do the same job. As more energy is consumed, more carbon dioxide is released into the air – which contributes to the greenhouse effect that causes smog and global warming. In comparison, household appliances that use soft water can:

  • Circulate water easier, taking up less energy
  • Minimize water waste
  • Reduce the amount of hard water circulating back into the sewer


Cost Savings

If your house is running on hard water, it could be costing you. Since appliances that use hard water require more energy to operate, that means you’re left with a higher energy bill. Furthermore, you’re likely to spend additional time cleaning limescale buildup from your fixtures and appliances. The amount of cleaners and soaps needed to get rid of the unsightly residue can add up in maintenance costs. And, if the buildup continues to accumulate over time on your plumbing, pipes and appliances, it can cost you in repairs and replacements. Keep your home running at its best and save money with a water softener system than can:

  • Keep your hot water heater, boiler and other appliances working efficiently, lowering energy costs
  • Reduce limescale buildup and spending on cleaning supplies
  • Save you money on repairs and maintenance by reducing deposit buildup

Install a water softening system in your home and get the better, healthier water you, your loved ones and your home deserve. Whether you want to save time, money, energy or reduce limescale buildup, water softening can help you improve your overall quality of life.

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