wants their appliances to work harder for them, and people in
hard water areas can do this with ease with a simple electric
water softener. Actually, these devices are not actually water
softeners, but more correctly known as electronic descalers.
As anyone who lives in a hard water area will tell you, their
appliances suffer due to a limescale build up within them. One
appliance in particular that will really show the signs of hard
water is a washing machine.
machines that are used in hard water areas tend to break down
more frequently than those used in soft water areas. This is
due to the fact that limescale will adhere to the element that
heats the water in the washing machines. As more limescale builds
up on it the element will not be able to heat the water as well,
making it get hotter and hotter. When the element becomes too
hot it will break and the washing machine will no longer be
able to be used, unless an electric water softener is used in
heads are another area in the home that can be damaged by limescale.
Over time as the hot water passes through the shower head limescale
will start to collect in the holes. Soon these will be blocked
with hard limescale which can be very trying to remove. Older
people in particular find that they have a lot of problems with
this and as a result many people will just replace the shower
head, something which does not need to be done when an electric
water softener is fitted.
work within a property can also show the effect of living in
a hard water area. Experts believe that boilers can become blocked
with limescale and this can lead to them under performing. Thermostats
need to be turned up higher in order to combat the insulating
effect of limescale on pipes. Over the course of a year this
can actually increase energy heating bills by 20%-25%, which
is a significant amount of money based on an average household
energy consumption. Once again an electric water softener can
inhibit the production of limescale and work to lower energy
bills at the same time.
electric water softener works by altering the charge of the
mineral crystals within hard water. When this charge is altered
the minerals are unable to form limescale and they are simply
contained within the water and washed away. Fitting an electric
water softener is very easy, and most people with a basic knowledge
of DIY should be able to do this quickly and easily. Once in
place the amount of limescale forming around taps and so on
will decrease within a matter of days. Soon the difference in
the water quality is quite clear to see and appliances within
the home will benefit from this soft water.
if you are looking to increase the efficiency of the appliances
in your house then think about using an electric water softener,
or, more correctly, and electronic descaler