Hard water is an issue that can cause a variety of other problems. Learning to achieve the proper balance of minerals in your home's water is an important task, and can improve many different aspects of your life.
As water travels through the soil, it picks up minerals such as calcium and magnesium. This results in so-called hard water. Depending on where your water comes from and the type of treatment it undergoes at the water treatment center, it will be either hard or soft water. There are several signs that you have hard water:
A film on bathtub or shower tiles
Build-up of minerals on faucets
There are several negative effects that hard water can have on your home and your daily activities. These include:
Poor water flow and low efficiency
Increase in plumbing repairs
Dull and limp hair
Reduced cleaning capabilities of soap
Reduced clothing life
To combat these effects, you can have a water softener installed in your home. Cation exchange is one of the most common methods of water softening, and involves a process in which ions are exchanged. Water can be softened in a fully automatic process or with an electronic sensor that softens the water, depending on your use. Having the right size water softener is an important part of regulating the hardness of your water. It can make a big difference in how equipment, from your water heater to your washing machine, do their jobs. .
If you have hard or soft water issues, contact us at Air Assurance. We have been providing HVAC services to Broken Arrow and the surrounding area since 1985.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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