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effective is a water softener really
- NO HARD SCALE, NO SOFT SCALE, IN FACT NO SCALE AT ALL
- LOTS OF LATHER
- SOFTENED WATER DESCALES
- 100% EFFECTIVE, 100%
Typical modern hot water tank and a 10 year old
heating pipe. In hard water both will heavily scale up.
The heating coil shown on the right is now a solid column of heat wasting scale
and just 1.6mm (1/16”) of scale build-up in heating systems will cause a 12%
loss in heating efficiency.
Look carefully at the first photo of the
dishwasher heating element. This dishwasher has been running on softened water
for all it's 16 years of working life and is still scale free with an Ensign
water softener. Does your dishwasher look this scale free and efficient?
In the second photo, after 13 years of softened water, this heating tank is
still scale free. It is running with as new efficiency and has the original
heating element still working in it. We've left the harmless blue-green staining
that you get with all copper piping intact to show the integrity of this photo.
Softened water descales. It will dissolve existing scale back into the water
without breaking away in lumps. Speed of descaling is proportional to water
temperature. From our experience I can tell you that a kettle @100°C will clear
in about 14 days, whereas 12 years of scale in a hot water immersion tank @ 60°C
takes about 6 months to dissolve. After this has happened they will stay scale
It's a fact that scale quickly gets forgotten as a thing of the past. What
people tend to remember is the dramatic enhancement your new Ensign water
softener has on the soaps, washing powders and shampoo etc.
Soaps and detergents dissolve efficiently in softened water meaning that only
1/8th of the usual amount achieves the same results as before. In reality most
people get used to using about 1/4 of what they did before fitting an Ensign
water softener and enjoy the extra lather.
- Ask anyone who's used their regular amount of soap or detergent
a soft water part of the UK if they've noticed the enhanced suds.
this Water Softener demonstration and see for yourself
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