Is there scientific evidence to prove the benefits of softened water?

The UK Water Trade Association (UKWTA) has published studies into the benefits of softened water for health and home. The study showed that:

  • softened water reduces maintenance and servicing of your appliances
  • water softeners help you save energy
  • water softeners reduce your household fuel costs
  • water softeners reduce carbon emissions, making your home more eco-friendly
  • softened water removes existing limescale in pipes and appliances
  • softened water helps to reduce the amount of soap, shampoo and detergent you use
  • softened water is better at removing clothing stains
  • clothes last longer when washed in softened water
  • softened water makes cleaning easier as there is no scum
  • softened water is kinder to the skin
  • softened water keeps your hair soft.