While it is true that hard water causes numerous problems that can be avoided, softening the water is not your only option. Water softeners are expensive to purchase and maintain. They require ongoing maintenance and continuous purchasing of salt, which not only discharges chlorides into the waste stream, but is also unhealthy for those on salt restricted diets. Water softeners are also attributed to higher water and sewer bills, cause your skin to feel dry, and make it nearly impossible to remove soap suds. Although the benefits of soft water vs. hard water often outweigh the issues brought about by water softeners, an electronic water conditioner offers the best of all worlds. Let’s examine some benefits of using an electronic descaler as an alternative to water softeners.
Improve the Life of Your Plumbing
Hard water forms lime scale on the walls of your pipes. Over time, lime scale buildup clogs your pipes and prevents the free flow of water. This eventually results in the need to replace the pipe(s). Unlike water softeners, a water descaler system not only prevents lime scale in your pipes, but eliminates current lime scale buildup. This may take some time depending on how much lime scale is currently in your pipes, but it sure beats replacing them!
Hard water is detrimental to coffee makers, dishwashers, electric kettles, refrigerators, ice makers, etc. Using hard water on appliances that utilize water leads to the buildup of lime scale which reduces their efficiency. An electronic water descaler eliminates lime scale, thus improving the function and prolonging the life of your appliances.
Hard water can irritate sensitive skin, especially when used for bathing or shaving. Hard water tends to make the skin very dry, thus making it difficult for a smooth shave. An electronic water descaler makes your skin feel softer, allowing for a much better shave with less nicks and cuts.
So, as you can see, conditioned water has its advantages over softened water. Check out our comparison chart to see the benefits of using an electronic water conditioner as an alternative to water softeners.