Water softeners save energy

Installing one of our water softeners in your home is a great way to save energy and reduce the amount of harmful chemicals you put back into the environment.

Here are the main ways in which a softener will make you and your home a greener place to be:

  • Reduce your Gas consumption
  • Reduce the amount of chemicals you use in the home

And these are only the direct, immediate benefits. Water softeners are good for the environment in a host of less obvious ways, too.

Discover more ways that water softeners benefit the environment

Reduce your Gas consumption

Hard water causes a build-up of scale inside your heating system. This has a dramatic effect on its efficiency – a recent study showed that

“hard water can lead to as much as a 24% loss in efficiency in water heaters”

Independent studies have also been undertaken to quantify greenhouse gas reduction through the use of a water softener. One such article concludes that water softeners and RO units together will reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to getting one and a third cars off the road for an entire year!

We also have studies showing just how the efficiency of a boiler will drop with just a small amount of scale build-up.

In practical terms, you have to burn more and more gas to get the same amount of heating.

A water softener completely removes these problems.

Find out how a water softener removes these problems

Reduce the amount of chemicals you use in the home

Dealing with hard water in the home usually involves chemicals.

We can break them down into two categories:

  • Hard water products
  • General household products

Hard water products

These come in a number of different forms and most are specific to a particular hard water problem. You probably use many of them without even realising it as they have now become everyday products:

  • Shower sprays for cleaning soap scum from a shower enclosure.
  • Scale removers for cleaning taps and other chrome.
  • Tablets to reduce scale build up in washing machines.
  • Kettle de-scaling products.
  • Strong de-scaling bleaches for toilets.

With a water softener installed, you can stop using all of these kinds of products and chemicals straight away. Without the problems of scale and scum in the home, the solutions you’re using will no longer be required.

Find out how to cut down on even more chemicals by softening your water

General household products

These are the products and chemicals you will use regardless of your water quality:

  • Washing powder and fabric conditioner
  • Dishwasher powder / tablets / salt / rinse-aid
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap, shower gel and bubble bath
  • Cream bathroom cleaner
  • Washing up liquid
  • Shaving foams / soaps

Most of these products end up being washed down the drain after use, and find their way back into the environment in some way or other.

Find out how softening your water lets you use less of all these types of product

It is also worth taking into account the vast amount of energy that goes into making these products, packaging them, delivering them into stores, and getting them into your homes. Cutting down your usage can only be a good thing.

Let’s not forget, using less chemicals will cost you less every week in your shopping bills so the environmental benefit will actually benefit your wallet!

At Harvey Water Softeners, we’re passionate about helping people save money on their household bills. Our water softeners can help you spend less on bottled water, bathroom and cleaning products, repairs and replacements of kitchen and bathroom appliances and fittings. Find out how you can pay for your new water softener gradually with our flexible payment options.

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