Benefits of Installing a Whole House Water Softener

Most articles heralding the importance of installing water softening systems in your home focus on the negative effects of hard water: shortened lifespan for your home appliances, severe damage to your pipes and plumbing, and increased risk for waterborne diseases, to name a few. However, there are many benefits that come with softening your home water supply, beyond preventing these domestic disasters. Here we list just a few.

Benefits of Installing a Water Softener:

  • Your summer whites will stay white after repeated washes, rather than turning a dingy grey.
  • Fabrics feel soft when they come out of the washer. No stiff, scratchy towels after an afternoon at the lake.
  • Water-using appliances such as coffee and ice makers will have a longer lifetime, so you don’t have to worry about running out of iced coffee on a hot July weekend.
  • Soft water improves the lathering of soaps and shampoos, allowing you to use less while getting better results—softer skin and shinier hair.
  • Spend less time on housework and more time in the sun. Hard water causes the buildup soap scum that can require hours of scrubbing to remove.
  • Soft water is more effective to clean with in general. Handy when your kids track mud in the house after playing in the neighbor’s yard the day after a summer storm.
  • Glassware and dishware emerges from the dishwasher sparkling clean and garden party ready.
  • Your tap water will taste better and be more refreshing.
  • Water softeners reduce energy use by up to 30%.
  • Your home will be a little more “green”—estimates say installing a water softener in your home reduces greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing one SUV from the road for an entire year.

Convinced your home is ready for a whole house water softening system? Call Bonfe to schedule a consolation or installation.

2 thoughts on “Benefits of Installing a Whole House Water Softener

  1. It’s interesting to me how you mentioned that water softeners reduce energy use in your home by up to 30%. Is that because your plumbing system and water heater don’t have to work as hard? I’d be curious to know since I wouldn’t mind installing a water softener for my home if it will save me money in the long run.

  2. I liked that you had mentioned that getting a water softener can help you save time on how long you have to clean your sink. My wife and I have been having problems with skin irritation and we think it might have to do with our water. We’ll have to start looking for a company that can handle a water softener install for our home to make sure we won’t have any issues, and it’ll be nice to avoid hard water.

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