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Our Top 4 Benefits of a Water Softener

Do you use a water filtration system in your home? These units are fantastic for removing particulates from your water that are unsafe to drink, like lead or plastic. But what about the hard minerals in your water?

Water softeners remove magnesium, calcium, and other metals from your water, turning hard water into soft water. Though you may think this process is unnecessary because you’ve gotten along just fine without it, there are many benefits to installing a water softener in your home. Below are our top perks of having a water softener system.showering with soft water

Lower Utility Bills

Your appliances will run more efficiently with soft water. Rather than pushing water through limescale buildup or clogged connection pipes, your water will flow smoothly. That means your appliances won’t have to work as hard to operate.

Even 1/16-inch of scale around a pipe can lower energy transfer by 12%! Things like your water heater, washing machine, and dishwasher will all run smoother, saving you money each month.

Silkier Hair and Healthier Skin

If you notice, especially during winter months, that your skin is itchy and dry, the culprit isn’t just the harsh weather. Hard minerals clog your pores and dry out your skin and hair, leaving them looking a little lackluster. Soft water means smoother hair and glowing skin.

 Prolong the Lifespan of Your Appliances

Not only will your appliances use less energy, but they’ll also last longer, as well. The limescale buildup causes corrosion throughout the unit, especially on anything that conducts electricity.

Even with frequent cleaning of limescale and soap scum, you risk scratching the surfaces of the appliance. The scratches will weaken your unit over time and shorten their lifespan.

Make Washing Easier

Without mineral buildup on your skin, hair, and clothes, you will need less soap to clean.

Not only will you use less soap, but your clothes also stay in better condition with soft water. In fact, your fabrics will stay brighter longer! This is because minerals will hide in the fibers of the fabric, making them nearly impossible to stay bright white. With soft water, you can keep your favorite outfits in mint condition for longer and have more hand-me-downs for the kiddos.

Convinced on the benefits of a water softener? Call us today to have one installed in your home and enjoy cleaner appliances, lower utilities, and a healthier you.

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