SAVING WITH SOFT WATER
We’ve talked about some of the many benefits of using soft water in your home, from improved taste to easier cleaning, but today we’re going to talk the bottom line.
From reducing energy bills to prolonging the life of clothing and appliances, soft water can save you cold hard cash!
Today, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways a softener can save you money!
A study done on behalf of the Water Quality Research Foundation set out to test washing machines’ ability to remove nine common stains:
- Red wine
- Ice cream
In each instance, clothing washed in soft water proved easier to remove using less detergent, Additionally, clothing was able to be washed in a lower temperature, saving energy cost and cost of cleaning product. The average American household uses 18% of their energy expenditures heating water alone. Every time you can wash in cooler water, you’re saving energy, and money!
Hard Stains on Dishes? We’ve Got a Soft Solution
Much like with clothing, soft water simply does a better job cleaning dishes and silverware. Skip the scrub time and the etching by using hot water for all your cookware and dishes. Do you find yourself frequently running the dishwasher to clean it, adding vinegar to remove tough smells, and going through detergent faster than your budget allows? Hard water is the culprit, leaving behind residue, soap scum, and washing your dishes in hard, dirty water. Yuck.
Dishwashers using soft water require 30% less detergent to get your dishes clean, and won’t leave behind the soap scum that makes your dishes smell musty.
Soft Water For a Cleaner Home
Forget about the soap scum and the time you used to spend scrubbing it. Hard water binds to detergents, causing the slippery, slimy scum you spend your Saturdays scrubbing away. Using soft water eliminates soap scum residue and leaves your tubs and fixtures cleaner for longer. You’ll use fewer cleaning supplies, and can enjoy the smell of a clean home without any harsh chemicals coming in contact with your family’s skin.
Easy on Appliances
Many of the appliances we use in our homes every day are not designed to endure the wear and tear caused by hard water. From gumming up the small working parts with soap scum to mineral deposits impeding performance, hard water isn’t easy on your appliances. Not only are you using more detergent than you should have to, your appliances will wear out years faster from hard water exposure.
This includes your water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, ice makers, and anything else that uses your home’s water supply.
If you’re tired of throwing your appliances out early, and your money along with them, consider the easy switch to soft water. A small investment can save you big on energy costs, detergents, clothing, and appliance replacement! Don’t wait, call us at (402) 453 5730 for your options!