The science behind the benefits

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This document, published by the United Kingdom Water Treatment Association (UKWTA), is an excellent summary of the scientific evidence for the benefits that come from fitting a water softener.

The benefits discussed in the report include:

  • softened water reduces the amount of maintenance and servicing your appliances need
  • water softeners save energy
  • water softeners reduce fuel costs
  • water softeners reduce carbon emissions
  • softened water removes existing limescale
  • with softened water, you use less soap, shampoo and detergent
  • softened water is better at removing stains
  • clothes last longer when washed in softened water
  • cleaning is easier with softened water, because there’s no scum
  • softened water is kinder to the skin
  • softer water means softer hair

If you have hard water in your home, it could affect the lifetime of your household appliances due to a build-up of limescale over time. Water softeners remove minerals from your water supply and drastically reduce the amount of limescale in your home. Find out more about the effects of hard water.