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A residential water softener removes the water ‘hardness’, producing softened water for the whole house.
Water is defined as ‘hard’ if it contains a lot of dissolved minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium or other minerals. It is almost inevitable that water which comes into contact with underground beds of limestone, gypsum, dolomite, magnesite – to name but a few of the more common calcium and magnesium bearing minerals – will inevitably make hard water.
As a guide, water of 60 milligrams per litre (mg/L) is considered soft. Above 60 mg/L water becomes progressively more troublesome and above 120 mg/L the water becomes a definite nuisance and a serious hazard to the life of plumbing and all water using equipment. e.g. Hot water cylinders, Coffee machines, Dishwashers, Washing machines to name but a few.
Hard water has a number of adverse effects, including:
The formation of lime scaling in pipes, water heaters and boilers that cause inefficiency and can lead to permanent damage
Lowering heat transmission and often causing premature heater failure due to overheating of the metal
Increasing soap consumption, wasting from 50% to 90% of the soap used, depending on the amount of hardness. It also causes the formation of soap curd, which adheres to cloth fibres, hair, glassware and dishes. Soap curd causes poor results in laundering and may hold pathogenic bacteria
Hard water also contributes to inefficient and costly operation of water-using appliances. Heated hard water forms a scale of calcium and magnesium minerals (lime scale deposits) that can contribute to the inefficient operation or failure of water using appliances. As a result, it can lead to increased energy costs.
How do you overcome these issues with a Water Softener?
You can combat hard water by running it through a water softener, which eliminates the effects of hard water by extracting dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals from incoming water, thus softening the water for the whole house.
Crystal Water has a range of residential water softeners, which eliminate the effects of hard water by extracting the dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals via ion exchange, producing softened water for the whole house.
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