Hard water minerals can cause damage throughout your home. Hard water hinders every cleaning task from laundering to bathing. Clothes washed in hard water may look dingy and feel scratchy. Dishes and glasses washed in hard water may contain spots as they dry. Hard water may cause a film on shower doors, shower walls, and bathtubs. Hair washed in hard water may feel sticky, unclean, and look dull. Not to mention that drinking the minerals in hard water can leave a nasty taste in your mouth.
Hard water can also be costing you more money. Hard water has been shown in studies to use more energy in gas and electric water heaters. The reason hard water requires more energy to heat water is due to the scale build up that the minerals in hard water leave in water heaters. This scale is a poor conductor of heat, as well as being damaging to other household appliances, causing annoyances such as clogging pipes, drains, and leaving scale in washers. Hard water reduces the lifespan of appliances, including washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters. Hard water can also be costing you more in cleaning supplies. Hard water makes soap lathering difficult, forcing you to use more detergent and soap in your cleaning tasks.
So what are the benefits of soft water? Besides reversing all the before mentioned ills, softened water will make cleaning your house easier. It will save you money because you will use less household cleaning products, as well as save on the water heating bill.
If these items are important to you, consider installing an Arizona water softener which is the most cost-efficient solution to your household problems.