If you've recently moved from the city into a rural home that has well water, you will likely notice a difference in the hardness of the well water as compared to what you are accustomed to. You may never have thought that you would ever miss city water, but here you are actually wishing your water wasn't so hard.
Fortunately, there is something you can do about the hardness of your well water: install a whole-house water softener system. Here's what you'll notice when you have a water softener.
Reduce Product Usage
When the water in your home has been treated with a water softener, you'll reduce your usage of soaps and detergents. The reason for this is that hard water contains a high amount of minerals. The minerals prevent suds from forming, so you tend to use more product trying to achieve a good lather when you have hard water. After your water softener is installed, you won't need to use so much product.
Reduce Water Usage
Products rinse away and off of skin easier with softened water. Therefore, you'll use less water than you are using now with your hard water. Of course, having well water means you aren't paying monthly bills for water consumption, but using a lot of water can mean that your well can get too low for comfort, particularly if you live in an area that has frequent droughts. Your water softener will help you conserve water.
Reduce Risk of Skin Dryness
Speaking of hard water making it more difficult to rinse products from the skin, a water softener can reduce the risks of skin dryness. Not only will you be able to rinse products from the skin easier than with hard water, but the softness of the water will also help prevent skin dryness. The minerals in hard water can clog your pores, which prevents your pores from naturally lubricating the skin, which results in dryness. A water softener will not contain the minerals that can cause dry skin.
Reduce Risk of Damage to Appliances
Hard water leaves mineral deposits not only on your skin but on your appliances and plumbing as well. A build-up of mineral deposits in your appliances that use water can result in those appliances breaking down and needing repairs, particularly your water heater and coffee maker. A water softener system will keep mineral deposits from forming on these important appliances so you can continue enjoying your hot water and your coffee.
Speak with a water softener equipment professional in your area for more information.