HOW MUCH IS HARD WATER REALLY COSTING YOU
From your pipes and appliances to your hair and skin, hard water touches just about everything in your home. Because water is involved in most of your daily routines, the effects of hard water are felt everywhere—your wallet included. In the short term the costs seem negligible, but over the course of a year they add up. Multiply that over a water softener’s lifespan, and you’re well beyond pocket change.
Hard water affects your wallet in four main areas. By using a water softener, a household can estimate these approximate savings over the course of a year:
Cleaning and personal care (50% reduction in purchases of soap, lotion, detergent, etc.): $450 saved with soft water
Gas and electric use (heat loss due to scale): $100 saved with soft water
Washable items (clothes, towels, linens): $250 saved with soft water
Plumbing and appliances (repair and replacement): $200 saved with soft water
Total potential savings per year: $1000