Effects of Hard Water on Your Appliances

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 by Ellen Cagnassola


 water right

 (Water Right Water Softener)


Cleaning and personal care (50% reduction in purchases of soap, lotion, detergent, etc.) $450 saved with soft water

Washable items (clothes, towels, linens): $200 saved with soft water

Plumbing and appliances (repair and replacement): $90 saved with soft water

Gas and electric use (heat loss due to scale): $60 saved with soft water

Total potential savings per year: $800

Hard water takes a toll on your appliances and adds expense on your budget. 

Hard Water can cut the efficiency of your appliances by 48%.

ApplianceAverage Lifespan (years)Lifespan with Hard Water (years)
Electric water heater 13 6.5
Gas water heater 11 5.5
Dishwasher 10 7
Washing machine 11 7.7
Toilet 6.5 2
Faucets 9 5.4

What is hard water really costing you? 

Your dishwasher can have another added cost, replacing glassware after hard water minerals attach a white chalky substance that is very difficult to removed.


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Ellen Cagnassola

Marketing Manager PipeWorks Services LLC

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