We have recently installed a water softener unit. Albany has hard water which means our water supply contains excess minerals or metals, such as calcium and iron. Although hard water is generally safe to use, it can cause a variety of problems related to cleaning and appliance use. Water softeners remove or dilute the mineral concentrations in hard water and offer several benefits to us and our guests. We love the silky skin feeling and soft hair. It’s a lot of fun in kitchen as we wash dishes and they slip out of our hands.
Clothes and dishes washed in hard water may end up with white spots, streaks and soapy residue. Water softening helps rinse soap residue more thoroughly, leaving our clothes and dishes as well as your hair and skin looking and feeling cleaner. Our glasses now sparkle, the shower screens dazzle and towels are snuggly soft.
Extended Appliance Life
The minerals found in hard water can build up on the insides of appliances, shortening their usable life and decreasing overall efficiency. Water-softening systems extend the life of washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters and other appliances that use water. As our appliances last longer, we'll save money by replacing these items less frequently which benefits the environment by reducing waste and conserving the raw materials and energy used in manufacturing. This means that the kettle will be erosion free and you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee without it tasting like metal..
Faster Water Heating
Hot water heaters can heat softened water more quickly than hard water. Water softeners improve efficiency by 29 percent for our gas hot water system. Improved efficiency reduces energy consumption, resulting in lower gas accounts.
Cleaner Plumbing System
Hard water leaves scaly deposits in plumbing fixtures and pipes. As these deposits build up over time, they cause clogs and corrosion that can shorten the life of our plumbing system. By reducing mineral deposits, water softening systems minimise buildup and reduce the risks of clogs and corrosion, extending the life of our plumbing system and helping fixtures such as shower heads operate more effectively.