How Hard Water Can Cost You (And the Environment)
Hard water can pose serious problems for your home. The mineral deposits left behind by hard water don’t just stain your glasses; over time, they can also clog your pipes, add to your energy bill, reduce appliance efficiency, and outright ruin water-using appliances such as water heaters.
These issues are of particular concern in places where the water supply is especially hard (meaning it contains large amounts of calcium and magnesium). Places such as San Antonio, Texas, which has the 5th hardest municipal water supply in the U.S.
The solution? Water filtration. Water filtration and softener systems remove impurities such as calcium and magnesium (known as “hardness minerals”) from water, keeping your pipes clear and your water heater running at full efficiency. Not only does this enhance the longevity of your appliances and reduce maintenance costs–it also saves energy and lowers your energy bill. Wasting less energy and disposing of fewer appliances means less environmental impact as well.
New Water Softener Technology Requires No Energy
If you’re looking for an easy way to reduce your environmental impact while saving money, Kinetico’s water filtration systems and water softener repair services are a great way to go. Repairing your existing water softener is advantageous for two reasons: (1) it puts your existing water softener back into operation with no need for disposal and replacement; and (2) it’s often cheaper than purchasing an entirely new system.
Of course, if you don’t have a water softener or if your old system is inefficient, then investing in one of Kinetico’s water systems may be the better option. Kinetico’s water softeners are powered by the movement of water, requiring no electricity and operating completely unplugged. That means they won’t add to your electric bill, nor waste unnecessary energy. That’s a double-win for your pocketbook and for the environment.[photocredit: Hustvedt; Kinetico]