If you are one of the population that lives in a hard water area you are probably already aware of the effects it can have on your home and your lifestyle. Softened water can bring a lot of benefits into your home. Read on to find out what they are.
Softened water helps suds wash away more easily, leaving clothes feeling softer, whilst colours stay bright and vibrant for longer. Plus, you will enjoy smaller shopping bills as softened water requires up to 50% less detergent and conditioner.
Hard water can also affect our bodies. In extreme cases, it can even lead to disorders in very sensitive skin. But even healthy skin tends to tighten after showering and bathing and is prone to irritation. Hair can become dry and dull after washing. Softened water brings a touch of luxury to your home. It helps your skin feel softer and smoother, and hair feels silkier and shinier.
A water softener removes the minerals that cause limescale to form, helping to protect your household appliances. If left to build-up, limescale can reduce their efficiency and can even cause premature failure of the water heating appliances in your home like central heating boilers, coffee machines and showers. As a bonus, softened water can also help appliances last longer.
Switching to softened water can also help the environment making it easier to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in landfill. Most soaps and detergents all lather more easily in softened water and this means you can use up to 50% less of each and therefore reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles you buy and throw away.
Fewer limescale deposits in your appliances and heating system means less energy loss and more efficient appliances. Not only are you saving money with softened water, but time as well. The less you have to worry about hard to remove limescale, the less time you need to spend cleaning and the more time you have to do the things you love. Whilst less limescale means you can also save on specialist cleaning products that are often expensive and not always kind to shiny and ceramic surfaces.
With BWT’s Luxury Water Softeners you can help protect your home, your pocket and the environment. See how to pick the right model for you.