The harder the water, the more damage to your home and the higher your carbon footprint.
Households supplied with hard water suffer damage from limescale build-up on appliances, fixtures and fittings.
While those living in a hard water area are likely to notice limescale build-up in the kettle and on taps, it’s harder to detect harmful limescale deposits in expensive appliances such as the washing machine, dishwasher and boiler.
It’s the limescale in these appliances, especially the boiler, that has the biggest impact on energy bills, causing them to be at least 25% higher than necessary.
Limescale build-up reduces the efficiency of heating elements meaning they have to work harder and use more energy to be effective. This not only increases energy bills but damages appliances, leading them to break down more frequently. If you live in a hard water area you can expect to replace your boiler, dishwasher and washing machine up to twice as often as a result of limescale damage.