In honor of Earth day we wanted to talk about a study conducted by Battalle Memorial Institute compared the difference of household appliances / products that use water. For example, gas water heaters, electric water heaters, tankless heaters, showerheads, faucets, dishwashers and washing machines are some of the best examples.
A gas water heater, using water with a hardness of 10 grains per gallon, as found in the Greater Des Moines area (Ankeny, Altoona, West Des Moines, Clive) can have an 8% loss of efficiency. There was no loss of efficiency over the 15 year life of a water heater when using softened water!
Water softening helps your appliances operate more efficiently, a benefit to the earth and to your wallet!!
See you next week at “The Water Blog”!!