4 Surprise Benefits of a Home Water Softener

You might not be familiar with what hard water actually is – but if your home has it, then you’re already familiar with what it can do. Hard water can create a lot of problems for your appliances, your utility bills and even your skin. In fact, you might have problems in your home that you didn’t even realize were caused by hard water. Adding a water softener can offer several valuable benefits.

Make Your Appliances Last

There are many harsh minerals found in hard water, such as magnesium and calcium, that can damage your water-using appliances. Just think about how many appliances this can include: your ice maker, dishwasher, laundry machine, faucets, showerheads and even the most important appliance in your home -- the coffee maker. With hard water constantly running through your appliances, it’s only a matter of time before they break down. Adding a water softener will help prolong the life of all the appliances you just can’t live without.

Cleaner Clothes and Dishes

Have you noticed that your whites just aren’t that white? Does the color in your clothes seem less than bright? Believe it or not, there is something to blame -- hard water. But fear not. Once you’ve installed a water softener, this problem is almost entirely remedied. Just like with your appliances, the substances in hard water can cause damage to the microfibers of your clothes. Soft water is gentle and helps clean your clothes without causing excessive damage.

Healthy Hair and Skin

It’s no surprise that water plays a huge role in the overall health of your hair and skin. But, as you might imagine, hard water doesn’t give us the best results. In fact, hard water can actually dry out your skin while also trapping dirt in your hair. Investing in a water softener will instantly improve your situation. Soft water can flush bacteria away, making your skin softer and your hair shinier and healthier.

Lower Your Utility Bill

One of the most important appliances in your home also functions more efficiently with soft water -- your water heater. It will use around 25% less energy over a year when it’s using soft water versus hard water. Just something to keep in mind.

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