Have you ever experienced hard water? I sure have. Unfortunately, I didn’t know I had hard water until my white clothes came out of the wash with a dingy yellow look to them. As the weeks went on, I also noticed that this hard water was making my shower impossible to clean (it was slowly turning orange) and my dishes were coming out of the dishwasher with spots! It was not a great experience to say the least.
While having hard water can be a nuisance, it can also be hard (pun somewhat intended) on your wallet! Did you know that hard water impacts the efficiency of your water heater? It’s true! Because of the added metallic minerals, the water takes longer to heat. You may think that the difference would be minimal, but actually, the hard water takes almost 30% more energy to heat! If your water heater costs $500 in energy per year, you could be wasting $150 each year because of that hard water. Continue readingLike What You See? Share the Story!