The Benefits of a Water Softener.
The benefits of softened water are many and varied.
Water softeners will help reduce carbon emissions as follows: By removing the existing scale within your heating system and preventing it re-occurring it will reduce the amount of fuel used to heat your hot water. You also reduce the carbon emissions by the reduction in the amount of soaps and cleaning products used. Carbon emissions are further reduced by the extended life of home appliances, plumbing, bathrooms, showers, etc. and the reduced number of visits by service engineers to maintain and repair the equipment from the ravages of lime scale.
A water softener will remove all existing scale from within the household appliances, pipe work and on surfaces such as showers and baths. A water softener will also prevent the scale from re-occurring.
Your shower rose will work at full efficiency all the time and never block up. Your sink will stay clean, your taps shiny and the removal of scale will keep your boiler and heating system working at peak efficiency.
A water softener will greatly reduce the amount of housework needed to keep your home clean. In particular the shower cubicle will stay clean for weeks on end with only the occasional polish needed. Your bath, wash basin and toilet bowl stay clean. Your kitchen and utility sink stays clean and you never get the spot marks that you do with hard water.
A water softener will greatly alleviate skin complaints. There is much anecdotal evidence from sufferers of eczema, psoriasis and other problems such as dry skin that indicate that softening the water will greatly improve it, if not eradicate it all together.
Less noticeable, but nevertheless substantial are the savings you make by removing the scale from your hot water heating system. A typical family of 4 spending 250 € a year heating the hot water energy bills, will save around 30 € per year.
Extending the life of your capital equipment by just a few years is substantial. Your boiler and heating system, plumbing, hot water cylinder, washing machine, dish washer, bath, and shower all come at a cost. With a water softener you will extend the life of all your appliances, with maintenance and service costs being reduced.
Installing a water softener will improve the quality of your life. Most people buy their first water softener for reasons of the head. It makes economic sense, it is environmentally friendly, and it is a sensible thing to do. However, once people have lived with the benefits of a water softener and enjoyed the luxury of bathing, washing and showering in clean, scum free water, they find it difficult to put up with the hard, nasty, dry skin caused hard water.
Finally, it is recommended that a hard water tap be provided for drinking water purposes as it is unpleasant to drink and cook with soft water.
Mallorca Plumbing.com is offering a 10% discount on a reverse osmosis drinking water systems when buying a water softener. See Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water for more details.
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