Appliances are adversely affected by hard water.

Appliances – The Damage Hard Water Causes

Do you know that minerals like magnesium and calcium build up on your water-based appliances (water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines) and your fixtures (faucets, shower heads, etc.)? 

Over time, the buildup may become so severe that it restricts the water flow and prevents the fixture or appliance from working correctly.

How to Extend the Life Of Your Appliances

The scale buildup inside your dishwashers, washing machines, coffee machines, ice makers, and water heaters makes them work harder. As a result, your appliances have a shorter lifespan. 

Specific contaminants cause significant problems in your plumbing system. Heavy metals and chemicals corrode your pipes, minerals leave difficult-to-clean deposits, and iron stains everything red. Sediment buildup, corrosive metals, and chemicals from unfiltered water can also increase energy consumption. 

Using a water filter significantly reduces these buildups and prolongs your home appliances’ lifespan while helping them remain energy efficient.

Here is an example of how hard water affects your hot water heater: 

Sediments in your water can build up in your hot water heater. Over time, these deposits settle at the bottom of the tank and affect the lower heating element, reducing your hot water tank’s efficiency. Over time you will find that because the lower heating element is no longer working, your water heater will require more electricity to heat the water. A water filter will prevent this sediment buildup and help reduce energy consumption, saving you money.  

Whole-House Water Filters

Whole-house water filters (Point Of Entry systems) remove harmful contaminants and impurities from your primary water source. Point of Entry filters reduce up to 99.9 percent of chlorine, lead, pesticides, and other contaminants, so your water will taste and smell better. You will have cleaner water for drinking, cooking, doing the dishes and laundry, and showering. 

A sediment filter can also take your whole house system one step further. A sediment filter will remove large particles and particulate matter. An ultraviolet UV filter can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses, and water softeners combat hard water. 

Under-Sink Water Filters

An under-sink water filter is another option for getting clean drinking water in your home. Under-sink water filters are available if you only want to filter the water at a single faucet, for example, your kitchen faucet. Under-sink filters are easier to install, portable, and less expensive. Our reverse osmosis under-sink filters fit comfortably under small, compact sinks. They filter heavy metals (lead, fluoride, arsenic, chlorine, chloramines, and other unwanted toxic contaminants) in your water. 

Choosing the best type of water filter for your home will depend on your water source, filtration requirement, the specific contaminants in your water supply, and your budget. If you have questions about water filtration or need help finding the ideal system, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Torres Water Company offers the most high-quality and eco-friendly water filter systems, from whole-house water and under-sink systems to sediment and UV filters. Our water filter systems are highly efficient, reliable, and affordable.