Texas is notorious for having hard water. Actually, it ranks in the top 5 states for the “hardest water”. In our previous blog we discussed the details of how hard water affects your home, however, we didn’t dive into the issues it causes with your water heater.

That’s the topic of discussion today; how a water softener system can improve your water heater’s efficiency and water quality throughout the home!


Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

The typical lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years. However, if you’re in an area that has hard water, which you most likely do if you’re reading this, your water heater’s lifespan can decrease drastically (sometimes in half) due to corrosion from limescale buildup and other plumbing issues caused by mineral deposits.

By installing a water softener you lessen the amount of deposit build up and the corrosion that comes with it. This will help to keep the life expectancy of your water heater at its expected lifespan, or even extend it past with the proper maintenance!



Improve Water Heater Energy & Cost Efficiency

As mentioned above, hard water causes mineral buildup and in turn makes your water heater work harder to heat the water (say that 5 times fast!)

This happens when limescale and mineral buildup that comes from the hard water collects on the bottom of the heating tank.

What is at the bottom of the tank? The heating coils!

So when the limescale builds up it acts as an insulation around the coils, making it work harder to heat the water up to the correct temperature.

This makes it less energy efficient and will cost you more money! Upgrading to a water softener system will ultimately benefit you in cost, energy, and water quality.


Decrease Plumbing Issues Throughout The Home

Your water heater is connected to all the plumbing in your home. It reaches bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, and more.

Hard water doesn’t just stop at the heater, it extends to all the plumbing, piping, faucets and fixtures that the water runs through. Hard water will leave mineral deposits made up of calcium, magnesium and iron within the pipes and cause clogging which leads to lower water pressure. You can also experience build up in your sinks, tubs, and washing machine, along with your fixtures looking dull, spotted or even getting build up that clogs your faucets or shower heads.



Work With EcoWater To Dissolve Your Hard Water Problems.

If you don’t have a water softener or whole home water system in your home, and you live in the North East Texas near the Dallas or Fort Worth areas, you’re almost 100% dealing with hard water. You may not even be aware how bad the damage to your plumbing or hot water tank is until it’s too late!

It’s time to upgrade your water quality and output efficiency by installing a water softener system with our team at EcoWater!

Why EcoWater? Because we are the world’s largest manufacturer of residual water treatments, we offer exceptional service and warranties, we use advanced technology that leads to top of the line treatment systems, and everything is made in the USA!

Want to learn more about our products, treatment line and what we can do to help you improve your home water quality? Connect with our team to discuss your options!