Benefits of Aqua Systems Water Treatment

Benefits of Aqua Systems Water Treatment

Water Softeners help preserve the efficiency of water heaters and major appliances and keep showers and faucets unclogged

•      Gas Water Heater operated on softened water maintained the original factory efficiency rating over a 15-year lifetime. On the other hand, hard water can lead to as much as a 48% loss of efficiency in water heaters.

•      Electric water heaters over a period of time could accumulate up to 30 pounds of calcium carbonate and experience shortened life of heating elements and increased operation cost.  

•      Shower heads on hard water lost 75% of the flow rate in less than 18 months.   

•      Faucets on hard water could not maintain the specified 1.25 gallons per minute flow rate because of scale collection of the strainers. The strainers on the faucets using unsoftened water were almost completely plugged after 19 equivalent days of testing.

•      Tankless Water Heaters   Indoor instantaneous gas water heaters (tankless heaters) operated on softened water maintained the original factory   efficiency rating over a 15-year lifetime.   The study found that tankless water heaters completely failed to function because of scale plugging in the downstream plumbing after only 1.6 years of equivalent hot water use on 26 gpg hard water. Softened water saves 34% of costs compared to operating on 20 gpg and saves 47% compared to operation on 30 gpg hard water.

•      Appliances in the study, dishwashers and washing machines, were operated for 30 days and 240 completed wash cycles on soft and hard water sources. The units using soft water were almost completely free of any water scale buildup. As the report states, they appeared as if they could be cleaned up to look like new with just a quick wipe down. The appearance of the inside of units using hard water showed the need for de-liming and cleaning due to the buildup of scale and deposits.                                                           

•      Washing machines---a water softener can reduce detergent use by

50% and save energy by washing in 60 degree F cold water instead of 100 degree F hot water, achieving the same or better stain removal and whiter clothes compared to results in hard water.

•      Dishwashers with areas having very hard water--- a water softener can cut detergent use by more than 50 percent after softening.  Notably, softened water leads to cleaner dishes that look better.

 Aqua Systems Smart Choice Water Softeners not only save consumers money but they can also be environmentally friendly.  They can reduce reliance on polluting fuels because of energy savings and help cut back on harmful detergents going into water streams. 

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