Is the purchase of a water softener in your horizon? It may be after you learn the benefits you may be missing out on. According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension, roughly 85 percent of homes in the United States depend on a hard water supply.
Water is considered “hard” when it contains a high level of calcium and magnesium. Hard water isn’t dangerous, but it can cause plumbing troubles. Hard water can cause clogged pipes, reduce the efficiency of your water heater, reduce the efficiency of water using appliances, and leave behind those pesky water spots you may be seeing on your faucets and dishes.
Water softeners combat hard water by controlling hard water scale and corrosion. They remove the ions that cause water to be hard. The typical water softener trades minerals for sodium, a process called ion exchange.
The hard water moves into the mineral tank, where calcium and magnesium ions move to beads in the tank, replacing them with sodium ions. The sodium ions then go into the water and a three phase regenerating cycle begins.
Benefits of a water softener:
• Effectively controls hard water scale & corrosion
• Increases the life of water using appliances by removing minerals and lime scale caused by hard water
• No more slimy feeling after bathing
• Cleaner dishes
• Cleaner faucets
• Softer clothes
• Saves you money on energy costs
At A.J. Perri we offer the Novosoft 485HE Series water softener. This particular water softener uses less than $2.00 in electricity per year and provides you with ultimate salt and water savings, using 75% less salt and 64% less water.