Hard water also causes dry skin and eczema and soap and detergents just don’t lather properly.
By making the water softer you can enjoy showers and baths and you’ll find your kitchen appliances work better. What is more, you can still enjoy the benefits of water-rich in Calcium derived from hard water vital for healthy teeth and bones in children and good metabolism in adults.
Energy costs are always increasing so it is important to make sure your water heaters and central heating are working at full efficiency.
The hard layer of limescale which coats heat exchangers causes a dramatic increase in energy requirement and the energy conversion becomes very inefficient. The limescale acts as an internal insulator blocking heat from leaving the hot surface to heat the water. Inefficiency leads to an increase in CO2 and global warming. The less limescale the more efficient your heating systems become.
This is how your Electronic Water Softener works
By coiling aerials around the cold water feed to a building or individual appliances, a series of very low frequency radio frequencies can be induced electronically into the water.
These frequencies run in BOTH DIRECTIONS in the body of the water and cause the bonding together of tiny impurities, probably atoms of Iron or Lead or other metals to produce clusters. These minuscule “sub-microscopic clusters” are so small that they cannot be seen by normal optical methods.
Remaining in the water in huge quantities for up to 8 hours they nevertheless will start to break up as soon as the water loses connection with the main body of water being treated and the frequencies stop. This is important with water in a header tank, which is unconnected with the rising main. Here the water rapidly loses its conditioned status so it is essential to treat the water again particularly as the water from the header tank goes into the hot water cylinder which scales up rapidly if left untreated.
Now, when the cold water is heated, the Calcium and Carbonate ions in solution (the dissolved salts of chalk) use these clusters as nuclei for crystal formation instead of the normal deposit areas such as heating elements. The reason for this is that the total surface area of the clusters is so vast that they become the preferred alternative for crystal seeding.
The result is water in which the Calcium and Carbonate ions have deposited out to form what can be likened to “chalk dust” in the body of the water. These tiny crystals remain in suspension and do not form deposits although they can form a white sludge at the bottom of a tank if the water is static.
Once this “chalk dust” has been formed, the surrounding water is now much softer although there will still be some free Calcium ions so the water cannot claim to be totally soft-just softer. The softer water causes Limescale to now gradually break down and eventually even the most scaled up appliance will become free of scale.
Less limescale improves efficiency of your heating systems.
Help prevent dry skin and eczema, improving personal hygiene.
Improve the efficiency of your appliances and save on energy bills.