May 19, 2023
Environmental Benefits of Water Softeners- How to Help the Environment!
We are always trying to save the environment and one way you can do this is by using a water softener. Your household’s carbon footprint can be significantly reduced by using this environmentally friendly technology, which can ultimately have a huge positive impact on the earth.
- A soft water system reduces the use of cleaning products, soaps, and shampoo by 50%, reducing the number of products that need to be manufactured, delivered, and disposed of.
- Additionally, reduced cleaning of bathrooms saves water and is environmentally friendly.
- Water that is soft ensures a longer lifespan for boilers, kettles, appliances, taps, and shower mixers, and reduces the need for regular replacement.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Hard water minerals lead to scale build-up and restricted water flow; water softeners remove these minerals which consequently improves the efficiency of your household appliances such as your boiler and shower. Adding a softener to an existing system dissolves the scale and reduces the energy cost/fuel of heating systems with hard water.
By maintaining a high level of efficiency, these appliances will be using less energy in the long run; there is a direct connection between your energy use and the environment, so by reducing your energy use you will reduce your carbon footprint.
Extending the Life of Appliances
Soft water ensures a longer life for your boiler, kettle & appliances, taps, and shower mixers and reduces the need for regular replacement, and disposal of these items.
As mentioned in the paragraph above, scale build-up is a major problem that can lead to a reduced lifespan of your bathroom appliances and boilers. Therefore, more appliances will be thrown out into tips and landfills, leading to manufacturers supplying an ever-growing number of replacements. Softened water protects your plumbing by prolonging the life span of boilers and bathrooms, therefore creating less waste. By disposing of your worn-out appliances, you are damaging the environment more than you realise, so it is best to invest in this long-lasting technology.
Reduced Use of Damaging Chemicals
Water saving by the reduced amount of cleaning of bathrooms is also an environmental benefit.
Softened water requires less detergent, in regards to both washing clothes and washing dishes, and less harsh chemicals are used for cleaning limescale. As well as this, chelating agents that are used to remove scale are no longer needed when water softeners remove the hard minerals that cause scale in the first place. The number of pollutants and chemicals that these products release into our water stream will consequently be reduced, leaving us with healthier, cleaner water for the environment.
Water softening technology offers various ways to provide sustainable processes that benefit the environmental impact your home has. We offer a wide range of water softeners here at KindWater, so contact us today to make a change for the world around you.