I recently made the decision to soften the water in my home, and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! My dishes come out cleaner (no more build up or residue), my skin feels softer and cleaner, my hair looks better, the water TASTES better, the list goes on and on… It’s crazy! I thought about getting a standard water softener, but was skeptical that my water would taste salty, the softener system would be a pain to maintain, etc… so I decided to go with a salt-free water softener, which I had installed by a great company in San Marcos (they service Wimberley, too!).
Every homeowner is looking for ways to save money by cutting back on spending, thanks to the rough economic times with skyrocketing prices of basic items. However there is an area in the home where if many homeowners focused on, they would save significant amounts of cash. If homeowners looked within their water systems they will save a lot on utility costs and experience other benefits.
There are various Benefits of Softer Water in the home as outlined below:
Save on Cleaning Products Costs
The cost benefits that come with soft water are a lot. Soft water will reduce costs around the home significantly. For example, you will use less soap and cleaning products. Whether you are using dish detergent, laundry soap, shampoo and so on, you will definitely use less of them because soft water naturally has a greater washing power. When you use lesser cleaning products you will of course spend less on them and this will reduce your home shopping costs by a great percentage annually.
Hard water has been known to cause a build-up of mineral deposits in many home plumbing systems. The pipes, showerheads and faucets become clogged causing decreased water flow , less pressure or malfunction. However, when one has a water softener installed in their home, their plumbing will last longer because soft water has low mineral content and will hardly leave deposits in the pipes and taps.
Cleaning with soft water is a lot easier and produces better results. When washing utensils with it, you will never see streaks in the dishes and glasses as common when hard water is used. When using soft water to scrub floors or tiles, it is usually faster and easier with impressive results since there is no scum that occurs as common with hard water usage. Even after bathing with soft water, you skin feels truly clean and not rough and dry. Even the hair will look more radiant and healthy when washed with soft water. Soft water no doubt cleans better.
Longer-Lasting Water Appliances
Appliances like the hot water heater will serve you for a very long time since there will be no mineral build-up with soft water. The coffee pot, humidifier and other things that use water will definitely last longer when soft water is used, thanks to the lack of mineral deposits that cause clogging.
Health & Environmental Benefits
Water softening will of course have a great impact on the water quality. There are various health and environmental benefits of consuming soft water. There is no consuming these minerals found in the water which can have negative health impacts. Also the using of soft water around the home can decrease energy, water and chemical use which leads to a direct positive impact on the environment.
Using soft water around the home has numerous advantages as outlined above. The above reasons should convince every homeowner to have a water softener installed in their home. This is clearly for their own benefit because they will significantly save on utility costs, impact the environment positively and improve their health. Every homeowner will definitely want this for their home.