The Wonderful World of water softeners.
Hard water can shorten the life of your water-using appliances and fixtures.
Look at these numbers! These are the percentage reduction in life expectancy attributed to hard water:
- Toilets -70%
- Water heaters – 50%
- Fauctes – 40%
- Dishwashers – 30%
- Clothes Washer – 30%
A Home Water Softener Saves Money on Energy
Conditioned water decreases the energy consumption of water heaters.
- Gas 1/4 inch scale – 29.% savings using conditioned water.
A 2009 study performed by the Battelle Memorial Institute, tested 30 water heaters over a 90 day period and found that a gas water heater maintained the original factory efficiency rating over a 15 year lifetime when a water softener was used. Hard water lead to as much as a 24% loss of efficiency in water heaters. As little as 5 grains of water hardness causes a 4% loss in efficiency and a 4% increase in cost for gas.
- Electric 1/4 inch scale – 21.7% savings using conditioned water.
** Study done by New Mexico State University, confirmed by Batteles Columbus Division engineers.
** Maytag, G.E., Whirlpool, Speed Queen, Hotpoint and KitchenAid recommend soft water as a means to help washers perform better and last longer.
Carbon Footprint With a Water Softener
Your carbon footprint increases by 18% for a gas water heater with 26 gpg hard water for 15 years as compared to the same system with a water softener installed.
For homes with an on demand water heater, the carbon footprint increases by 4%.
Showerhead & Faucet Performance
With a water softener, showerheads maintained a full flow while faucets worked as well as the day they were installed.
Hard water households lost 75% of their flow rate in less than 18 months.
Faucets on hard water could not maintain their flow rate due to scale build up on the strainers which were almost completely plugged after 19 equivalent days of testing.
The Battelle study concluded that for water heaters alone, when water softeners were used, the units maintained their efficiency for as long as 15 years, but without, the efficiency was cut by up to 48%.
Scale buildup shortened the life span of the heating elements inside electric heaters and some tankless water heaters failed after close to 2 years running on hard water.
Conditioned water gets rid of the hardness that causes the ugly film and buildup in your bathtub, sink and shower. According to a study by Purdue University, clothing life can be extended by 15%.
The cost of your cleaning supply bill can be slashed by up to 80%!!
Our water softener system Features:
- Models from 0.75 to 6.0 cubic feet of resin
- Meter initiated regeneration
- Gallon indicator counts down volume of soft water remaining
- Adjustable salt setting cam
- Bypass included with 3/4″ MNPT connections
- Heavy duty mineral tank – 10 year warranty
- Polyethylene brine tank includes air check and safety float
- Electrical: 120V/60Hz