Water Softeners

A faucet drips water.How a Water Softener Can Save You Money

Many homeowners have heard about or experienced problems caused by hard water, especially in Florida where the issue is common. However, many are under the impression that hard water is simply an inconvenience, when in reality it can often create serious long-term problems. In fact, many homeowners in the Sunshine State might find that an investment in a water softener could save them money in the long run. If that idea seems farfetched to you, read on to find out more about the potential savings provided by a water softening system.

The Causes of Hard Water

Hard water is any water with a high mineral content—often calcium and magnesium, among others—and can be found throughout the world. While hard water is usually not dangerous for human consumption, it can lead to a host of unpleasant problems throughout the home. And, unfortunately for homeowners, many of the issues that hard water causes result in expensive repairs down the line. Although hard water is annoying—and potentially expensive—for homeowners, the solution is simple: an in-home water softener system. Eliminating hard water with a water softener can have many positive effects for homeowners, including:

Longer-Lasting Appliances

One of the worst aspects of hard water is the extensive limescale built-up it causes in plumbing and pipes. These mineral deposits also occur in any appliance that needs water to function—like your dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, coffee maker, kettle, and countless others—and can significantly reduce the lifespan of these products. With a water softener, you could potentially enjoy several years’ worth of additional use from your appliances.

Better Energy-Efficiency

Hard water makes your home’s appliances and plumbing less effective, and that’s especially true for your water heater. In fact, hard water could be making your water significantly less energy-efficient than it might otherwise be with softened water. That combination of problems means that with hard water, your home will have less hot water and you’ll effectively pay more to heat it.

More Effective Soap

Many homeowners first notice the effects of hard water when showering or using soap. Hard water makes soap less effective by inhibiting suds and lather, not to mention aiding in the creation of soap scum. Because of this, hard water often causes an increase in soap usage throughout the house—including dishwasher and laundry detergent as well as soap and shampoo—which can add up over the years. Worst of all, despite the extra soap usage, hard water will still make clothes and skin feel dirty, crunchy, and uncomfortable.

Save Money and Enjoy Softer Water

While it may seem that the problems caused by hard water are merely inconvenient, they can actually create a mountain of headaches for homeowners that result in wasted money. Thankfully, avoiding this fate is simple when you partner with Florida Energy Water & Air. Contact us today to find out more about our water treatment solutions and schedule a consultation with an expert to discuss your home.
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