You may not live in an area where the quality of water is a concern. But minerals, contaminants, and the general hardness of your water may have you thinking about a water treatment system for your home.
Hard water can be an expensive challenge to live with. When dissolved minerals in groundwater react with heat in your home’s plumbing, scale and buildup form, causing damage to your pipes, appliances, and fixtures.
Here are some great reasons to consider installing a water treatment system for your home. Whether you’re looking for filtered tap water, or a water purification system, Cross Heating & Air Conditioning has you covered for installations in Southern Ontario.
Benefits of Water Filtration
We all love filtered water. It tastes purer and gives us peace of mind when we drink. But it’s easy to forget to refill that 2-litre jug in the fridge. Water treatment systems that filter water at the source of your water supply make sure your H2O is coming out fresh at every faucet.
There are lots of benefits of installing a water filtration system in your home. Let’s take a look!
Several parasites, including microscopic organisms that exist in inadequately treated water, can be detected in drinking water. These parasites and tiny organisms wreak havoc on the digestive and intestinal systems. To lower the risk of gastrointestinal disorders and enhance the quality of drinking water, water filtration systems remove these health concerns.
Clean water from your home’s water filtration system may also improve the nutritional value of the meals you prepare and eat. Your immune system is improved when you consume less pollutants through the food you eat and the water you drink, allowing your body to better fight illness.
Increased Indoor Air Quality
By assisting in the creation of healthier air throughout your home, a whole-house water filter helps to minimize asthma and allergies. Little if any waterborne contaminants are introduced into your home’s air supply because the water utilized in your humidifier is already filtered and clean. Improved air quality can greatly benefit your family’s overall health.
Better Tasting Drinking Water
Better tasting drinking water from your taps is one of the numerous benefits of a home water filtering system. Because the water filter removes the chance of harsh chemicals contaminating your drinking water, your water tastes better. This encourages you to drink more, and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Extended Life For Plumbing Fixtures
A water filtration system extends the life of your home’s plumbing fixtures and water-using appliances like hot water tanks, tankless water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines. Minerals, heavy metals, and chemicals in your home’s water can damage your plumbing system over time if your H2O is unfiltered.
Once filtered, the water that enters your plumbing system and appliances are free of sediments, chlorine, and other impurities that accumulate inside as water passes through. This helps your appliances run more effectively and last longer.
The water you drink, shower with, and wash your clothes in has an impact on your skin. Contaminants found in water, such as heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride, can irritate your skin. Psoriasis and eczema sufferers (especially small children) are more susceptible to outbreaks as a result of contaminants in the water. Filtration systems eliminate impurities from the water, resulting in clearer, healthier skin.
Reduce Waste And Save Money
By producing better-tasting drinking water, with added health benefits, you’re less likely to buy bottled water. This reduces plastic waste and saves you money on unnecessary purchases when you’ve got refreshing, clean water straight from your tap.
When you do your laundry, chlorine and other contaminants in the water supply harm your clothes. As these chemicals mix with detergents, they fade fabric colours and cause clothes fibres to break down over time.
Soap scum deposits remain on your clothes, causing an odour and maybe causing allergic responses and skin rashes. Clothing lasts longer because fibres don’t break down as rapidly when washed in filtered water. Improved water quality will help to protect and maintain the vibrancy of your favourite clothing.
When you install a water filtration system, your dishwasher leaves less soap scum on the dishes, making them appear cleaner. Another advantage is that it prevents the discharge of chlorine vapours while the dishwasher is running, which can lower your indoor air quality.
Benefits of Water Softeners
Water is pure and free of minerals when it falls as rain. This is called soft water. Water gathers minerals such as calcium and magnesium as it runs through the ground. Hard water is defined as water that has high mineral content. Hard water isn’t bad for your health, but it is bad for your home.
A water softener treats hard water by eliminating minerals using an ion-exchange process. Resin within the system traps mineral ions that cause hardness and damage to your property and exchanges them for sodium and potassium ions.
Saves You Money
Soft water does not contain the mineral ions that cause buildup in pipes and appliances, saving you money on costly plumbing repairs. Mineral buildup in a pipe restricts the amount of water that can pass through, leading to higher pump pressure. It will also increase the amount of energy required to maintain the temperature of the water.
The accumulation also creates problems with your appliances, resulting in higher maintenance or replacement costs for your dishwasher, laundry machines, coffee machines, water heaters, and other equipment.
Softer Skin and Cleaner Hair
While bathing or showering, soft water can be incredibly good for your hair and skin. Hard water’s mineral ions lower the solubility with soaps, resulting in a scum residue.
Soft water lacks these minerals, resulting in a richer lather in homes with a water softener. The skin benefits of using a water softener go beyond soap lather. It can also help you cope with the negative consequences of hard water on your body, such as the loss of natural oils in your skin and hair.
You know how tough it is to keep your dishes clean if you live in a hard water region. Your glasses and silverware have a foggy appearance as soon as they dry, no matter how many times you clean them or what soaps or detergents you use!
A water softener addresses the issue at its source, eliminating minerals before they can accumulate on your dishes. Also, because soft water fuses soaps and detergents more fully, your dishwashing routine produces more lather and cleaning action.
Save Time on Cleaning
If you have hard water, you are aware of how time-consuming cleaning may be. You’re always rewashing dishes and doing laundry. Scrubbing chalky lime and soap scum off the walls of your showers, sinks, and faucets might take hours each week.
Water softeners not only mitigate the negative impacts of hard water but also help to totally dissolve and penetrate soap, resulting in less soap scum in your bathroom. With a water softener system, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of time you regularly spend cleaning.
Improve Your Water, Improve Your Lifestyle
Certain natural water supplies make water treatment systems an essential aspect of home comfort. Many regions in Ontario have some of the highest water hardness ratings in Canada. Purifying, filtering, and softening your water improves your health and your plumbing.
If the benefits of water treatment make sense for your home, call Cross Heating today for an obligation-free consultation. We’ll walk you through the ideal system for your property, and ensure appropriate installation, operation, and satisfaction. It’s time to enjoy the purest water possible in your home!