Water conditioners are a popular solution for problems associated with hard water. But do they really work? In this blog post, we’ll explore whether or not they can actually improve your hard water problems and any other benefits they can offer.
What is a Water Conditioner?
A water conditioner is a device which treats hard water, reducing existing limescale build-up in the home and preventing more limescale from forming. Not only does this make cleaning easier, but it also helps to prevent unnecessary repairs to your expensive household appliances.
There are many types of water conditioner, including electronic, catalytic and TAC (template assisted crystallization) systems. Whilst they all work differently, the end goal is the same: to make hard water minerals behave differently and no longer stick to surfaces as limescale. You can read more about the different types of water conditioners here.
Do Water Conditioners Actually Improve Hard Water?
The answer is yes, if you invest in a good quality water conditioner it will improve your hard water! That is to say, it will make a visible difference to the amount of limescale present in your home. So, if that’s your end game, then a water conditioner could be the right solution for you.
What Other Benefits Do Water Conditioners Offer?
While you may choose to install a water conditioner to remove visible limescale in the home, you may be surprised to discover that there are other significant benefits to be had. For example, there are huge savings to be made on your bills! This is because limescale reduces the efficiency of your appliances, including your kettle, washing machine and dishwasher. You can find out how a water conditioner can help you cut your energy bills here.
Another great benefit to water conditioners is that they protect your appliances from premature failure. Limescale accumulates on the components of any water-bearing appliance and in your plumbing, fixtures and fittings. Not only does this make items like your washing machine use more energy, it also puts a serious strain on them so they require more frequent maintenance and need to be replaced more often. When you think about how much a new dishwasher or washing machine costs, you can see why protecting them from hard water and limescale makes perfect financial sense.
Water conditioners can be an effective way to reduce limescale in the home which has many additional benefits, not least of which is lower energy bills and longer-lasting appliances.
However, it’s important to do your research so that you make an informed decision on which type of water conditioner to install. Don’t forget to ask any potential supplier whether their solution requires any ongoing maintenance and how long you can expect it to remain effective.
The Halcyan Water Conditioner is a 100% passive, fit-and-forget solution to your limescale problems and is effective for 30+ years. To find out more about how our solution works and which product is right for you, call our team on 0345 5040 656 who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.