Imagine climbing out of the shower and drying yourself with ultra soft and fluffy towels. Putting on a snug dressing gown and getting into bed between soft smooth sheets. What if all clothing, towels and fabrics felt like this all the time. This is the possible with a water softener.
Next picture your bathroom with shiny chrome fittings, clear sinks and bath, a clear shower head and a room completely free of residue marks. No more heavy cleaning trying to remove scale marks and blemishes on glass and ceramics. A quick wipe around with a dry cloth is usually all that's required for a perfect shine.
What about only having to use the bare minimum of shampoo, shower gel and soap to get a rich and luxuriant lather? Cut down on the quantity of detergent and conditioner needed in the washing machine, powder in the dishwasher and quantities needed for general cleaning and household chores.
Washed glassware will shine brightly and be crystal clear. Knives, forks and spoons will gleam brightly and crockery will look like new.
What about your central heating system? Well imagine if the boiler remained as efficient as the day it was installed. No furring up of pipes, heating elements or tanks. Hot water that heats quickly and flows with ease around the whole house. Maintenance bills and repair costs kept to an absolute minimum and a heating system that will last indefinitely.
What if all appliances in the home were removed from the danger of scale. No reason for heating elements to become less efficient as and to use more energy. Washing machines, boilers, dishwashers and other appliances all benefitting from clear scale free water.
Soft water is also kinder to the skin and makes hair more manageable. With a water softener all this becomes a reality.
A typical salt based water softener will set you back a few hundred dollars. However the savings made on soap and detergents will offset this investment over time. The savings made on engineer bills to repair boilers and appliances will more than make up the difference. The true benefit of the softener though is in the little things in life. Soft fabrics, luxurious lathers, softer skin and kitchens and bathrooms that keep their showroom good looks.
Once a water softener has been installed you can more or less forget about it. It will need topping up with salt granules every couple of months or so, but apart from that will work away tirelessly, It will continue to soften your water supply every day and will rarely need a service call.