there are so many benefits to soft water
By removing scale from your hot water system you are helping it to run efficiently. We all know how expensive fuel is. Your 'A' rated boiler can quickly become a 'C' rated unit with a layer of scale incrusted on it. The government found that just a 1/4- 3/8 of scale could add 55% to the energy needed to heat water.
In fact since 2007 building regulations insist the system must be treated to reduce scale. A water softener is ideal as it eliminates it completely.
Once you get rid of the scale in the water you can say good bye to most of those harsh cleaning products saving you money and space. Mrs P also reminds me that is saves time and makes cleaning easier. Plus where you use washing powders and soaps you can reduce the amount by a fifth . Drum roll please.
We all spend a lot of money in our homes. Bathrooms and washing machines to name a few. Well with soft water they stay cleaner, work better and last longer. How often to you change your kettle or shower head?
Who likes cleaning showers? Hands up. As there is no scale to mark your lovely shower and also less soap scum cleaning is easy. Also have you noticed how complicated shower heads have got with various spray patterns. They are horribly difficult to clean and they appear to scale up very quickly. Not with a water softener.
Water softeners stop scum forming with soap. Some people us liquid soaps to try to mitigate the problem which are expensive and not kind to your skin. Soft water and natural soap is all you need for a great wash and my favourite, lots of bubbles.
There has been lots written about hard water irritating peoples skin. Many of my customers report that soft water improves their condition. I find that when I occasionally use hard water my skin becomes dryer which is no surprise when you consider all of the drying calcium in our water.
Being a modern man I can speak with some knowledge about the chore that is cleaning. Showers, sinks, floors, windows, toilets the list goes on. Once the scale has gone the dirt does not stick. Really. Toilets stay cleaner.
We even have our outside tap on soft so cleaning the van is much easier.
So all of those benefits come with cost savings. Let me show what an average family of four can save in this area.
First on shopping every month. Getting rid of those cleaners and descalers plus the reduction in soap saves £41.20
Next the water heating £4.15
And finally the capital savings on washing machines, plumbing etc. £13.00