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 Save Time, Money and Your Skin

Mar 31, 2020 06:49PM ● By Tom Johnson, Karl's TV and Appliance

By: Tom Johnson, Karl’s TV and Appliance 

Do I need a water softener?  Why do I need a water softener?   A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water by removing the minerals that contains a high level of calcium and magnesium – “hard water”.  

Hard water creates all sorts of problems throughout your home that you may not notice. It can clog pipes, it can affect the efficiency of the washing machine, dishwasher and water heater and hard water leaves tough water spots on everything!  Hard water can create buildup inside your pipes and inside the piping of the washing machine and the dishwasher…all reducing the efficiency of these items and of your water heater. This means more energy is used to heat water which will result in increased energy expenses. Your detergents are also less effective in hard water because it is harder for the detergent to breakdown effectively in hard water.  

Skin and hair that are washed in hard water are often characterized as scratchy and dry and the hair can appear dull and matted because soap scum has a hard time dissolving properly in hard water.  By having a water softener, you will prolong the lifespan of pipes and home appliances. If you don’t have a water softener, take the time to shop for one today, you will be glad that you did and the savings will by far outweigh the onboarding expense of purchase and installation.