The East Midlands has mixed water, meaning some areas have soft water and other have hard water. Cities such as Derby, Leicester and Nottingham are all either partially or fully supplied by hard water.
With hard water, limescale is sure to follow
Hard water contains minerals such as calcium carbonate and magnesium and it is these minerals which cause limescale to form. The minerals bond to surfaces and to each other to form the familiar crusty deposits on surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom.
But this is only a small part of the limescale problem, limescale also forms inside equipment such as your boiler where it lowers it’s efficiency and lifespan.
More limescale is caused by harder water
We can categorise water hardness into 3 different groups, the ppm stands for parts per million and refers to the amount of calcium carbonate and magnesium present in the water:
Soft to moderately soft water – 1 -100ppm
Medium to moderately hard water- 100-200ppm
Hard to very hard water – Over 200 ppm
Water is hard when it runs through or sits in areas with high mineral content. Water taken from certain sources is much more likely to be hard. Groundwater sources such as underground aquifers are a prime example of a hard water source.
Limescale can cost you up to £500 a year
Heating elements are often heavily affected by scale, because limescale forms more quickly at higher temperatures. Not only that but limescale also acts as an insulator, meaning your heating elements have to work harder to put out the same amount of heat. For every 1mm of scale on a heating element, the amount of energy required to heat water increases by 7-10%!
By ignoring your limescale problem you may be adding an additional £500 to your energy bills. With additional costs from descaling chemicals such as Viakal added to the equation as well.
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