How Does a Water Softener Save Money?

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Utah has some of the hardest water in the country and it can take its toll on your wallet. Adding a water softening system to your home may cost you some money up front, but it will end up saving you money over the life of the softener.

Product Costs

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The cost savings of a water softener will be immediately noticeable to you when you start buying less soaps and detergents. When you have soft water, you can use less soap to wash with and less laundry and dish detergents to get the same cleaning power as using more soap with hard water. Soft water enables you to get a richer lather and rinses more cleanly than hard water allowing you to use less soap and get better results.

Energy Costs

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Using soft water can actually save you money on you r energy bill. With soft water you can wash your clothes in cooler water and still get a better clean than hard water so your hot water heater won’t have to heat as much water.

Appliance Life

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The life of your appliances can be greatly extended through the use of a water softener. Hard water can cause buildup inside your hot water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, and any other appliance you own that uses water on a regular basis.  This buildup causes the appliances to work less efficiently and will result in you having to replace them more often.

Soft water has many general benefits as well. When washing your clothes in soft water, you will begin to notice that the colors stay brighter and your clothes and towels are softer and fluffier because the soft water rinses the soap out so much better. Also, your dishes and glassware won’t be as prone to water spots when using soft water. Those water spots are mineral deposits that are virtually eliminated with soft water.

When installing a water softener, it is generally best to use soft water for washing and cleaning but not for cooking and drinking. Hard water has health benefits for you that you don’t want to do without.

Choosing to install a water softener in your home is a decision that will provide benefits to you and your family for many years to come. Once you become accustomed to the differences you will wonder how you were ever able to get by without it.

By Sasha Kertamus

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