Why is water softening important?
Water Softeners are important in your home to prevent hard water from backing up your pipes and appliances. The water softening process reduces the hardness of water in households. When water is hard it creates lime scale build up that makes critical equipment perform less efficiently, which can increases the cost of home water heating by a minimum of 15 to 20%. It also has a harder time dissolving soap which has negative side effects on dishwashers, washing machines and shower heads.
On the reverse side, those who dislike the sliminess and difficulty of washing off soap scum caused by soft water may harden the water by adding chemicals such as baking soda, calcium chloride or magnesium sulfate.
FAQ about Water Softeners
How does water become hard?
If water contains a lot of calcium, magnesium or other minerals it becomes ‘hard;. Water from the group can acquire these metals by dissolving them from soil and rock.
Why does this affect me?
Those minerals precipitate out of hard water as scale, leaving build up on your pipes, dishwasher, water heater, and house hold appliances like Keurigs and tea pots. They build up and clog, leaving you with a variety of issues down the road.
Do we have hard water in the Harrisburg area?
While the quality of water varies in different parts of Cumberland County, most areas have some minerals in their water. Pennsylvania American Water runs an annual report on the water near Mechanicsburg, for more information, visit their website for more info.
Do all water softeners need salt?
We sell both kinds of water softeners, salt free being the most popular. We can talk with you about which option is best for you and your home.