Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.
It’s safe to drink hard water, but it can cause trouble in your Denver home:
- Mineral accumulation in plumbing and appliances
- Reddish stains in toilets
- Worn-looking clothing and scratchy towels
- Dull skin and hair
- Spots on dishes, flatware and glasses
- Low flow rate during showers
Water softening solutions from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of your home water trouble and bring you better-tasting drinking water.
Whether you’re starting to look into water softeners or you need water softener repair, our team of Experts are here to help.
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Benefits of Using a Water Softener
It’s economical to run a water softener. It uses less than $3 in electricity per year.2
A water softener only requires about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners.
Soft water can make cleaning more effortless, help your appliances last longer and help you avoid plumbing clogs.
Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures
Soft water helps water flow smoothly in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral coatings to gather in your pipes and fixtures. This can cause clogs and decreased water pressure.
Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in less than 18 months. Soft water preserves the brilliance and full flow for faucets and showerheads, nearly as well as the day they were put in.
Soft water is lacking minerals. It doesn’t create deposits in pipes or constrict water flow in fixtures.
Over time, hard water can cause minerals to accumulate in your washing machine and dishwasher.
The mineral deposits in hard water make limescale when they become warm. This can cover the heating elements in your appliances, decreasing life span and efficiency.
As a result, your appliances may need frequent service or need to be exchanged sooner.
Efficient Water Heaters
Soft water protects the efficiency of water heaters.
Gas storage and tankless water heaters operating on soft water maintain the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year life span. In comparison, using hard water for a gas water heater can cut efficiency by up to 48 percent.
If you have an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can pile up in the tank from hard water. The scale is a bad heat conductor. It can shorten the life of your heating element, because it has to work longer to heat water.
Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes
Hard water minerals build up on your skin and in your hair, making it look dull. It can also cause painful razor burn.
Soft water is better at washing away soap residue, so you’ll have silkier skin and sleeker hair. Plus, your clothes will look brighter and your dishes will look more flawless.
Less Soap and Cleaning Time
When you have hard water, you have to use more soap for a satisfactory lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This forms a scum on sinks.
With soft water, you won’t need to spend as much time cleaning to eliminate soap scum. You’ll also use less cleaning supplies.
What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems
What is Hard Water?
Hard water has more minerals than ordinary water.
What is a Water Softener System?
It’s an appliance that removes excess minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also lowers chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.
How Long Does a Water Softener Last?
A water softener that’s the right size for your home will last for a long time. Its lifetime depends on the manufacturer and how much you run it.
How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?
Some water softeners are more efficient than others. As a result, the total may differ.
Costs can also differ based on how hard your water is and how much water you use. If your water is extremely hard and is used excessively, softening costs will increase.
Is Softened Water Safe to Drink?
Softened water includes all the natural minerals we need. While a small amount of sodium is put in during the softening process, softened water is absolutely safe to drink.
What’s the Quality of My Drinking Water?
Water quality differs by geography and processing levels. It can also be affected by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater travels through.
You can learn if there are contaminants in your home’s drinking water.
The Environmental Working Group manages a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community utilities analyzed in the U.S. carry chemicals linked to cancer, according to the group’s analysis.
Can Brine from Softeners Damage my Septic Tank?
A study by the Water Quality Association discovered a septic tank can’t be harmed by brine let out by a water softener. The tanks that were reviewed were correctly placed and working properly.
Softened water may help decrease detergents being let into your septic tank.
Softer Water, Guaranteed
Hard water problems? Call us at 303-647-5853 or request an appointment online.
One of our specialists can figure out if you need a water softener.
We back our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee3 for a year. That means we’ll get the job done properly the first time, whether you need us to service your water softener or install a new one.
1Some exclusions apply.
2Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions. Savings may vary based on the type of system you use.
3Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable terms and conditions.