Rising energy bills are top of mind for all of us and seem to be leading the charge in a steepening cost of living across the UK. There’s no doubt that we should all be concerned, however it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom! Halcyan is a successful and proven way of tackling limescale but did you know that it can also help you lower your energy use and in doing so, your bills? Read on to find out how!
Hard water and energy bills
In order to explain how Halcyan can help save you money we need to start with the problem first, limescale. Over 60% of the country is supplied by hard water and in turn suffers from limescale build up. This is of course very noticeable on taps, showers and in the kettle but it is the hidden limescale build up which is the most damaging.
Heat causes limescale to form more readily, meaning heating elements in expensive equipment such as your boiler, dishwasher and washing machine are especially susceptible. For every 1mm of limescale on a heating element the amount of energy required to heat water increases by 7-10%. As you can imagine, in some areas there’s a lot more build up than 1mm.
Eventually this build up will damage your appliances, in hard water areas you can expect to replace equipment such as your boiler twice as often as someone in a soft water area. So not only are your bills going up throughout the lifespan of this equipment, but you need to undertake expensive replacements and repairs more often as well! Hard water doesn’t just affect energy costs it also increases your shopping bill, regularly using expensive detergents and cleaners such as Viakal adds up!
How to solve the problem
There are several options to treat hard water, the most well known being the water softener. These systems work well but come with a host of downsides. They take up space, have ongoing costs and flush chlorides into our waterways. Halcyan tackles the problem without these issues in a passive and sustainable way! The Halcyan treats the minerals in the water directly, altering the way they behave thus preventing build up of limescale and reducing those growing energy bills and saving you money on expensive detergents and cleaning materials. In fact our research suggests you could save up to £1000 a year by installing a Halcyan!
Our CEO, Samantha Mant sums it up perfectly: “As energy prices continue to soar, households are running out of ways to save money on their bills. However one way to achieve a more energy-efficient home is to install a sustainable water conditioner which can save households hundreds of pounds per year. This small device takes under an hour to install and requires no additional cupboard space. It not only prevents future limescale but also treats existing limescale in your system. With a 30 year warranty, users can expect to achieve a potential saving of over £20,000 on energy bills at today’s prices over the lifetime of the device.”
If your keen on keeping your energy bills lower and want to press ahead with a Halcyan then please check out our product selector tool using the button below, to find out which Halcyan best suits your home!
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