Culligan Water Systems makes economic sense for your home!08/12/2020 11:14AM ● By John Gales
Nearly 90 percent of US homes have hard water, according to the United States Geological Survey. When not properly treated with a water softening system, hard water is not only a nuisance—it’s a drain on the wallet.
Hard water naturally contains dissolved minerals such as magnesium and calcium. A deposit of these minerals, called scale, on the insides of water-using appliances can damage equipment and lead to premature replacement. Using softened water increases the lifespan of appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.
WATER HEATER EFFICIENCY
Gas storage tank household water heaters that run on hard water have as much as a 48 percent loss of efficiency, whereas those operating on soft water can maintain their original efficiency rating over a 15-year lifetime.
LOWER ENERGY BILLS
Cooler water is required for clothes washing when the water is softened, so consumers can now wash their clothes in 60-degree versus 100-degree water temperatures, decreasing the energy required to heat water for successful stain removal.
Soft water requires less soap and cleaning aids to wash laundry, dishes, hair, and body. Save on detergent purchases while getting even cleaner results.
Scale buildup caused by hard water not only attacks appliances but also clogs pipes, slows drains, and constricts the rate of water flow from showerheads. Soft water keeps pipes and drains open and prevents the need for costly plumbing repairs.
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