Approaches to Water Efficiency in New Homes
4 December 2023
Posted on 04 April 2023 2 min read
The quality of the water we use in our homes can have a significant impact on our daily lives. When it comes to water, we generally talk about two types: soft water and hard water. The difference between the two is the concentration of minerals in the water. Soft water contains fewer minerals, while hard water contains higher levels of minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium.
In the United Kingdom, many households suffer from hard water, which can cause several problems such as scale buildup in pipes, clogged showerheads, and dry, itchy skin. While hard water is not harmful to our health, it can be a nuisance and create costly repairs over time.
Hard water can strip our skin and hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness, irritation, and other skin conditions. Soft water, on the other hand, is gentle and can leave our skin and hair feeling softer and more moisturized.
Hard water can make it difficult to get dishes and clothes clean, requiring more soap and detergent. Soft water, however, allows for easier cleaning and can reduce the amount of soap and detergent needed, saving you money in the long run.
Hard water can cause mineral build-up in appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, and coffee makers, leading to costly repairs or replacements. Soft water can prevent this build-up, extending the lifespan of your appliances and saving you money in the long run.
Hard water adds more and more scale to water heaters, reducing their efficiency and increasing your energy bills. Soft water, however, prevents and removes this limescale, allowing your water heater to operate more efficiently and save you money on your energy bills.
With a simple water softener installation, you can enjoy the many advantages of soft water in your home.
Contact us now for a free, personalised quote and start your journey with Soft Water today!