The Difference Between Hard & Soft Water
You may have heard the term “soft water” without really knowing
what it means. In contrast, hard water refers to water that has a higher
mineral content (namely calcium and magnesium). The more minerals dissolve
in your water, the harder it gets. This not only makes soap less effective,
but can leave you dealing with spotty dishes, rings in your bathtub and
even dull hair and skin.
soften the water in your home, calcium and magnesium are removed by exchanging their ions for sodium
and potassium. This can have many benefits.
The Financial Benefits of Softening Your Water
One of the most significant benefits of installing a water softening system
is the money that it will save you, now and in the future. Not only will you
save money on buying laundry detergent and soap less frequently, but soft water can
also extend the life of your appliances and plumbing. Not to mention,
it will spare you the time and hassle involved in replacing worn-out appliances or pipes.
Just a few examples of how you can save money with soft water include:
Laundry detergent, soap and lotion: save an average of $800 per year
Gas and electric bills: save an average of $60 per year
Doing less laundry: save an average of $180 per year
Appliances and plumbing: save an average of $90 per year
Although these figures will vary, depending on how much water you use and
how many people occupy your home, the average person will save more than
$1,000 a year simply by switching to soft water. There are numerous other
benefits that can be attained through the use of a water softening system,
so don’t wait to
schedule your free water analysis with Puronics!
How can a soft water system reduce my energy bill?
When you use hard water in your home, you may quickly experience scale
build-up in your pipes. Not only will this reduce the lifespan of your
plumbing, but it will keep appliances from working effectively. When scale
build-up has affected your pipes, water is not able to flow as freely
through your pipes as it should.
By using a soft water system, you can significantly increase the effectiveness
of your appliances—causing you to use less water and energy. You
also don’t need to heat your water to as high of temperatures to
ensure that stains are removed from your clothes or dishes, saving you
money on heating bills.
Is softened water safe for my family to drink?
Some homeowners are hesitant to make the switch to soft water for fear
that it might not be safe for their family to drink. This is a common
worry that has been derived from the fact that water softeners use salt
to clear out hard minerals. While it is true that there will be added
sodium in your water, it is also true that it is in extremely small amounts.
In fact, the amount is rather insignificant.
The only circumstances under which you may be concerned about the sodium
content in your water is if you were using it for baby formula or needed
to strictly monitor your sodium intake because of a health condition.
Furthermore, you needn’t worry about a water softener depleting
your water of essential minerals; the only minerals that are removed are
those that cause hard water.
Our Technology Is Backed by a Lifetime Warranty
If you have decided to make the switch to soft water, or you are interested
in learning more about the benefits, we encourage you to schedule a free
water analysis today. We install soft water systems throughout all of
Los Angeles County, including Santa Clarita and Valencia, so don’t
wait to give us a call today. Our technology is backed by a
lifetime warranty and affordably priced.
Puronics is a licensed, bonded and insured company that has been certified
by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Water Quality Association
(WQA). This means that all of our services are performed according to
the most rigorous standards in the industry.
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