Living in a residence with hard water may lead to unexpected expenses. When dissolved minerals in groundwater react with heat in your home’s pipes, you can expect scale and buildup to form, damaging your pipes, appliances, and fixtures.
Rainwater is clean and devoid of minerals or “soft” water when it falls from the sky. It gathers minerals such as calcium and magnesium as it runs through the earth. While hard water isn’t bad for your health, it is bad for your house.
Do You Need A Water Softener?
Water softeners remove mineral ions, microorganisms, and heavy metals like lead, mercury, and iron. A water filtration system may be a good option for your house if you want better-tasting water.
What Are the Benefits of Water Softener at Home?
Here are four advantages of having a whole-house water softener:
1. Cleaner & Smoother Hair and Skin
While bathing or showering, soft water is perfect for your hair and skin. Hard water’s mineral ions prevent it from forming a cleaning solution with soaps, resulting in soap scum residue. Soft water lacks these minerals, resulting in a richer lather in homes with a water softener.
The health benefits of using a water softener go beyond soap lather. It can also help you cope with the negative consequences of hard water on your body, such as losing natural oils in your skin and hair.
2. Cleaning Takes Less Time
If your plumbing system runs hard water, you likely already know how time-consuming cleaning may be. You’re always rewashing dishes and doing laundry. Scrubbing chalky lime and soap scum off the shower walls, sinks, and faucets might take hours each week.
Water softeners alleviate the adverse effects of hard water, dissolving and permeating soap, resulting in insoluble soap scum or curd accumulating in your bathroom. You may reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning.
3. Spick and Span Dishes
You know how tough it is to keep your dishes clean if you reside in a hard water location. Your glass and silverware will look foggy as soon as they dry, no matter how often you clean them or what soaps or detergents you use.
A water softener addresses the source’s problems, removing minerals before they can accumulate on your dishes. Also, your dishwashing routine produces more lather and cleaning action because soft water combines soaps and detergents more effectively.
4. Cost-Effective Solution
Soft water doesn’t contain mineral ions that create buildup in pipes and appliances, saving you money on costly repairs. Mineral accumulation in a pipe restricts the amount of water passing through, necessitating increased pump pressure.
It also increases the amount of energy required to maintain the temperature of the water. Your dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, water heater, and ice maker will suffer due to the accumulation, requiring more frequent maintenance or replacement expenses.
Hard water is a problem in Edmonton and the neighboring areas. Legacy Heating and Cooling’s Novo Water Softener will remove excess minerals from your water system and provide clean, odorless, soft water. Remove minerals and materials from your household water, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and many more, so you may drink and use cleaner, healthier, softer water.
Here at Legacy Heating & Cooling, we specialise in residential new house construction (RNC) HVAC maintenance services, including furnaces, air conditioners, air cleaners, thermostats, water softeners, humidifiers, heat recovery ventilation (HRV) units, humidifiers, and unit heaters, as well as other HVAC elements. Get a free quote today!