Shiny hair, softer skin, smoother shaving, brighter laundry, cleaner dishes—all of these things are possible with the help of a water softener! There are so many amazing benefits to soft water, but before we discuss them, let’s go through the reasons why hard water can be harmful.
What is hard water?
Hard water contains lots of calcium and magnesium, which can cause soap scum build-up on dishes and leave residue on bathroom fixtures. Hard water can also cause mineral build-up in: water heaters, pipes, dishwashers and showerheads. In water heating equipment, scale can build up as a result of hard water, preventing water from efficient heat transfer resulting in higher energy costs. This build-up also reduces water flow and the ability for soap and shampoo to lather. Hard water also makes laundry fade and stiffen more quickly. By installing a water softener, you can avoid all of these issues!
The benefits of a water softener
Installing a water softener has economic, environmental and health benefits. By using a water softener, you’ll be saving money on your hydro bill, since you’ll be using less hydro to heat your water. In fact, studies have proven that a family of 4 can save up to $92 per month with a water softener! It can also help you save money on soap, shampoo and detergent since they lather much more easily in soft water. Actually, you can use up to ⅔’s less product! Additionally, since soft water is less harsh on appliances, your fixtures will be protected against corrosion.A water softener system will save you up to 70% in soap and detergent costs and 20% in hot water heater costs.
More importantly, soft water can benefit your well-being. It’s a healthier option because it reduces the amount of calcium and magnesium in your drinking water. It is vital to consume enough water every day in order to stay hydrated. Not getting enough liquids in your body can lead to dry skin, digestive complications and excess body fat.
Where can I get one?
If you are interested in purchasing a water softener system for your home, visit one of Water Depot’s 25 Ontario locations today. In addition to water softeners, Water Depot also sells reverse osmosis systems which eliminate chemicals from water. You can also find iron filters that reduce the amount of iron in water and water coolers for your home or office.