6 Benefits of Using a Water Softener

August 10, 2020

Our lives depend on water – for drinking, bathing, cleaning, watering – you name it! Just one person alone uses about 3,000 gallons of water a month on average. If we’re completely reliant on using water in our daily lives, why not ensure that we are using the highest quality available?  Which brings us to the topic of hard versus soft water.  Most water in San Diego County is classified as extremely hard. And hard water is the leading culprit of clogged pipes, damaged hair, and dry skin.  It also drains your bank account. Here are some ways that using a water softener may benefit you:

1.  Saves You Money in the Long-Run 

If you’re tired of high water and energy bills, installing a water softener may be a solid investment for you. Why? Water softeners are simply more efficient. Unlike hard water, soft water decreases the burden on water heaters and also reduces your water usage. Water softeners remove unnecessary minerals from your plumbing system which allows the water to move through the pipes effortlessly. It also saves money on expensive repairs and replacement expenses of appliances damaged by hard water. These expenses can add up to thousands of dollars.  

2.  Increases Longevity of Your Plumbing System

Two minerals that derive from hard water – calcium and magnesium carbonates – latch onto your pipes and water heaters, leading to scale (mineral) buildup. Hard water scale inhibits the water flow in pipes. This causes your water system to work harder resulting in wasted energy and general wear and tear. A water softener increases the stream of water in your pipes and ultimately increases your plumbing’s longevity. 

3.  Your Hair and Skin Will Thank You

Hard water is not only a foe of your appliances and savings but also of your hair and skin. The damaging effects of hard water include dry and sensitive skin, clogged pores, greasy hair, split ends, and even hair loss.  Minerals such as magnesium and calcium, cause build-up on hair and hair follicles, leading to negative effects. Showering with soft water makes it easier to rinse soap away and leaves your pores clog-free. Soft water moisturizes your hair and skin, leaving your skin with a  softer feel and appearance.  Soft water may also save you money that goes towards buying soaps and body washes.

4.  Prevents Unwanted Stains in Your Bathroom, Kitchen, and Utility Room 

Ever notice ugly hard water stains on your glasses and silverware?  Harsh minerals found in hard water are the culprit of these common household problems.  In addition, hard water can aggravate the inside of pots and kettles when water is boiled. A water softener removes calcium and magnesium, eliminating unnecessary buildup, thereby improving the look and function of all of your kitchen and bathroom fixtures, appliances, dishes, and more.

5.  Reduces the Use of Soap and Detergent

Soaps and detergents tend to clash with hard water due to the ingredients in the cleaning products and the minerals that are in hard water. By using soft water, you’ll use less than half the amount of detergent for the same amount of laundry, for instance. This means fewer trips to the grocery store and/or fewer orders of soap and detergent online. 

6.  Helps with Hot Water Heater Maintenance

Tankless water heaters and water treatment go hand-in-hand. Even the crème de la crème of water heaters may be damaged if hard water passes through it. Hard water prevents the heat from flowing through the pipes to your water faucets due to hard water scale. A water softener will increase the function of your water heater by reducing these mineral deposits.  

Ready to own a water softener? Water softeners can be applied to home and business water heaters, plumbing fixtures, icemakers, and so much more. Arnett’s Water Systems is able to design a customized water treatment plan that fits your needs. We also offer a five-year extended warranty if you’d like to pair your new water filtration system with a tankless water heater. Experience the difference with Arnett’s Water Systems. We will take care of you!

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