Hard water could be destroying your appliances and upping your bills unbeknownst to you. In a time where many people have expensive smartphones, homes, and gadgets in their lives, the last thing a person wants to hear is that they are damaging these costly appliances and then needing to go out and purchase extra cleaners and detergents because those stains won’t come out. And while there are many telltale signs to this, first, we are going to cover what hard water is, and how it can cost you money in the long run.
What is Hard Water?
Hard water has high mineral content such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals accumulate during the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff. As water goes through the process, it filters into the ground water where it picks up these minerals. Even though tap and well water are filtered, these minerals are dissolved into the water and only show up after the water is heated such as in a dishwasher or when running a shower or bath. As the water is heated, solid deposits of calcium can form which can often be seen as spots or film which is known as hard water residue. This residue is the thing which can cost you money!
How Does Hard Water Cost Me Money?
Cleaning and personal care
If you have hard water, we often unconsciously use more personal items such as shampoo, lotions, soaps and detergents. It takes longer and it takes more products to get those stains out of your dishes and your clothes.
Whether you use an electric or gas water heater, it takes more energy to heat up hard water than it does soft water AND it can wreak havoc on your water heater due to limestone build up.
Plumbing and appliances
It can also reduce the lifespan of your appliances by up to 50% depending on how hard your water is. Other things like faucets, shower heads, piping and the like can also increase your bills due to deterioration.
Anything you wash with hard water, be it your skin, hair, dishes, and laundry, takes more soap in order to get it clean. You may be using extra soap, lotions and the like which can increase your monthly expenses.
One Solution to Hard Water
One thing you can do to expand the life of your appliances and reduce your grocery list is to install a water softener. If you live in the Springfield, Mo. area, or are located in NW Arkansas or SW Missouri or Mid-Missouri, our company installs and maintains your water softener for you. All you have to do is give us a call and we will come out and give you a complimentary, hassle-free quote.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2006. We offer home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air cleaner systems, problem-solving water filtration systems and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser, deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!