When you purchase an essential household appliance such as a dishwasher, washing machine or water heater, you’re paying not just for top-of-the-line, energy-efficient equipment but also for installation,  maintenance and whatever energy the appliance uses. It’s a big investment, and you expect it to pay off. You expect your appliances to last. 

You don’t expect them to leave you with spotty dishes, half-washed towels, and tepid bath water — or worse, to break down halfway into their expected lifespan and stick you with a giant repair bill.

However, you could be heading for just such a hassle if you have hard water in your home. Maybe your appliances have already been giving you headaches and you’re not sure what the problem might be. Either way, it’s time to think about installing a money-saving NuvoH2O water softening system.

Studies have shown that hard water can drastically reduce the efficiency of appliances by leaving scale, or the buildup of minerals like calcium and magnesium, caked-on system components. 

In 2010, the Batelle Memorial Institute was commissioned by the Water Quality Research Foundation to take a look at gas-powered water heaters in a hard-water vs. a soft-water environment. Researchers found that water heaters using soft water performed up to expected efficiency standards over a 15-year period while the ones with hard water lost 50 percent of their efficiency during that time.

What’s more: the same study found that showerheads in a hard-water home got so clogged by scale that their flow rate dropped by 75 percent in less than a year and a half. Meanwhile, the soft-water showerheads they studied remained perfectly functional.

Showerheads might not be as expensive to replace as water heaters, but over time, you can see how hard water can really make a dent in your household budget. You can save a lot of money, time and energy by installing a whole-home water softening system that rids your home of the damage done by scale buildup.

NuvoH2O’s innovative salt-free water softening equipment prevents scale without stripping your water of essential minerals and without releasing any excess salt into the environment. Our systems use citrus to bind and isolate mineral ions in your water, enabling them to flow through your appliances without forming scale.

The result is fully-functioning, efficient appliances that you do the job you purchased them to do, without unnecessary waste, and last as long as you expected. An added bonus, of course, is smooth skin and hair and no unsightly, scummy water stains in your toilet, sink and shower.

For more information about how a NuvoH2O water softening system can improve the efficiency of your appliances and save you money, or to place an order, please visit our website and fill out a contact form today.