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How Much MONEY can you SAVE with a WATER SOFTENER?

How Much MONEY can you SAVE with a WATER SOFTENER?

Fellow homeowners, are you tired of dealing with the frustrations of hard water? Well, fret no more because today we'll be sharing all the incredible ways a water softener can help save you money in your home. Get ready to say goodbye to limescale buildup and hello to longer-lasting appliances and fixtures, increased efficiency, and cleaning products that work like magic. Discover the true cost-saving potential of water softeners in this informative blog — you won't want to miss out!


Real-life savings breakdown for the average family of 4

soft water vs hard water element

Now, the exact amount of money your family will save depends on how much water you use (the size of your family) and how hard your water is, but I’ll base this on a family of 4 with a hardness of 12 gpg, which is pretty average. However, the larger the family and the harder the water, the bigger YOUR savings!


Most families spend about $1,000 per year on soap. That includes body wash, shampoo, conditioner, dishwashing and laundry soaps.  Because soft water makes soap more efficient, you’d use 40% less so you would save $400. 


Because you’ll no longer have scale building up in your water heater or dishwashing heating element, which impedes the heating element's ability to heat your water due to the soft water preventing that scale buildup, you would save another $150 in energy costs every year. 


With soft water, all of the soap will rinse out of your clothes after washing them and the fibres will no longer become brittle by being coated by hardness scale, so your clothes will last longer — adding another $195/year in savings. 

pipe scale hard water


You’ll save another $350 per year by having your dishwasher, washing machine, toilets and all faucets and fixtures last much longer. There won’t be any scale buildup inside them so they will not be taxed as much and if they do need service, the parts can be replaced without dealing with the grief of seized fittings. 

In fact, I have had water softeners in every house I’ve owned and my previous washing machine lasted 30 years and dishwasher 25 years until they eventually died. My 18-year-old hot water heater was totally scale-free when replaced due to leaking, and just as efficient as the day it was installed! 


Let’s not forget that life-giving Keurig or other premium coffee machine. You’ll extend its life for years because it won’t need descaling — saving you another $50 per year. 



So for about HALF THE COST of a top-of-the-line installed water softener, your family will SAVE $1,105 PER YEAR for the next 20 years!


Do you know how a water softener works?

I'm sure you'd agree that those savings are great! Before you make a decision or investment, however, it's good to understand how a water softener works. Click this link and I’ll see you there. 


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