How Do Water Softeners Work

January 6, 2022

Hard water contains a significant quantity of various minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. Although these minerals are natural to the earth and are not going to hurt you, they can cause a lot of damage to your household if there is an excessive amount in your water.

Water softeners replace the hard minerals with sodium ions. Soft water systems have a layer of resin that attracts unwanted mineral ions, thus extracting them from the water that flows out.

Here are some benefits that a water softener provides.

Cleaner Dishes

If you notice an excess amount of residue or cloudiness on your dishes, it’s because you have hard water. Magnesium and calcium build up and prevent detergents and soaps from doing their job properly because they do not fuse completely. A softener prevents the buildup before it happens and can fuse properly with detergents.

Cleaner Skin and Hair

As with detergents, soft water also fuses completely with soap or shampoo. The products you use in the shower can create a deeper lather, leaving you with cleaner skin and hair. Your skin may feel more moisturized because soft water doesn’t extract the natural oils from you skin that minerals naturally would.

 More Economical

One of the most beneficial reasons to have a softener is that you’ll save money. Appliances and pipes won’t be coated in mineral buildup that eventually clogs and wears down parts. Even replacing the smallest pipe or piece in your washing machine can run up a huge bill.

It is encouraged that you research which system is best for your needs. Kinetico San Antonio systems are recommended for multiple reasons: 

  • Our softeners are powered by moving water, meaning they run from kinetic force instead of electricity. The use of water power allows for a quiet, energy-efficient system. The soft water systems also remove more impurities and minimize waste.
  • Kinetico systems have nearly double the flow rate than any other softener on the market. This allows for more water usage, allowing you to run multiple appliances at the same time.
  • Since Kinetico systems are not powered by electricity, they do not run when you aren’t using them. This preserves the life of the tank and saves money. Since there is no electricity used, the soft water will be flowing still during a power outage.

Call the experts at Kinetico San Antonio to select your new water softener today.

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