Hard water causes a higher risk of lime scale deposits in household water systems and industrial applications. Due to this lime scale build-up, pipes are blocked and the efficiency of hot boilers and tanks is reduced. This increases the cost of domestic and industrial water heating by about fifteen to twenty percent.
Take off the edge with a AAA BestWater softening system. Water softeners are designed to reduce water contaminants, scale buildup, plus extend the life of your appliances, is healthier for your skin and hair, and make cleaning easier—from sparkling dishes to softer laundry and more.
- Reduces scaling and increases efficiency of Solar Water Heating Systems and all appliances and fixtures requiring water
- Saves Money
- Quicker Easier Cleaning
- Cleaner-Sparkling-Spotless Dishes, Pots & Utensils
- Car Washing
- Laundry: Cleaner, Whiter, Brighter, Softer
- Eliminating ‘Harsh’, Polluting, Chemical Based, Detergent Cleaning Products
- Smoother Softer Skin, Shaving, Etc.
- Softer-Shinier-Silky-More Manageable Hair
What is water softening?
When water contains a significant amount of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is known to clog pipes and to complicate soap and detergent dissolving in water. Water softening is a technique that serves the removal of the ions that cause the water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions. Iron ions may also be removed during softening. The best way to soften water is to use a water softener unit and connect it directly to the incoming water supply.
Which industries attach value to hardness of water?
In many industrial applications, such as the drinking water preparation, in breweries and in sodas, but also for cooling and boiler feed water, removing the hardness of the water is very important.
What is a water softener?
A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water, by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard.
How long does a water softener last?
A good water softener that’s well maintained will last many years.
What type of salt does a water softener use?
Water softener salt is marked as such on the bag and found at most hardware/big box stores.
How often should one add salt to a softener?
It’s a good idea to check you brine tank once a month to get an idea of how much salt you are using in a month. Here in Hawaii, because of our humidity, we suggest that you do not add more salt until you see the water coming through the salt, usually about 10-14 inches from the bottom. At that time you can add 2-3 bags. If you “top it off” every month, it may cause a salt bridge, this is when the salt becomes very hard, thus causing the system to not work properly.
Is softened water safe to drink?
Will softening drinking water deprive it of essential minerals?
Is softened water any help for dry skin conditions?
There are cases to be noted, in which people with dry skin conditions have benefited from water softening, because soft water is kinder to the hair and skin.