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 buildup.
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!
Our in home demonstration is the perfect opportunity to find out how a softener will benefit your home. It is free of charge and takes about 1 hour. Click the green button to register your details below: