Hard Water and Appliances
You may not know it, but hard water can affect your appliances in a negative way. Hard water has a high content of minerals that can settle in your appliances. Improving your water quality can not only mean better health, but also better working appliances at home. By adding a water filtration system to your home, you can reduce those minerals and deposits. Water softeners aid in preserving the efficiency of your water heaters and other major appliances.
Why do appliances have an increased life when run with softened water?
- Recently, a study was conducted using washing machines and dishwashers. Each appliance ran for a total of 30 days, performing 240 wash cycles. They utilized both hard water sources as well as soft water sources during the study.
The appliances which utilized softened water exhibited almost zero scale build up. As the report states, with just a quick wipe down, they appeared as new.
Alternatively, a serious need for de-liming and intensive cleaning was necessary for the inside of washers using hard water. This was due to the build-up of scale and deposits.
- Water heaters that use gas-based storage tanks with softened water were able to sustain an efficiency rating equal to that an original factory level of efficiency. This enhanced efficiency lasted for the entire length of a 15-year or lifetime guarantee.
In addition to extending the life of your appliances, softened water can also allow you to use LESS detergent!
Two groundbreaking independent studies show how this is possible with softened water. The studies were conducted in 2011 by an independent testing firm known as Scientific Services S/D, Inc. which is based in New York. The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) funded the study. These studies highlight how individuals can use less detergent by installing a water softener.
Here are just two of the key results:
- The presence of a water softener reduces detergent use by 50% in washing machines. Additionally, energy conservation occurs by utilizing the cold water setting on the washing machine. Clothes were noticeably cleaner in comparison to those from the hot setting.
- Dishwashers using softened water were able to decrease detergent use by up to 70% compared to others in the surrounding area with high levels of hard water.
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