The Benefits of a Water Softener

June 21, 2016 by Kenmore


Water is the lifeline of your home. Think of your pipes as veins and the water in them as the blood that keeps both you and a lot of your appliances functioning properly. If the water in your home contains high levels of magnesium and calcium, problems can arise the same way a clogged artery can cause a problem in your body. The buildup of minerals can clog pipes as well as make it harder for detergent and soaps to dissolve, leaving clumps and buildup inside your appliances.

A water softener can help remove some of these minerals to help keep water in your appliances and pipes flowing smoothly, but soft water has added benefits that go way past keeping things moving.

If you’ve ever noticed a soap film left on pots, pans or silverware after washing, this is a direct result of high mineral content in your water. The same goes for your body; hard water causes soap and shampoo to not fully dissolve, leaving a film and in turn drying out your hair and skin.

Besides the obvious health and wellness of yourself and your appliances, water softeners can be a benefit to your wallet as well. Water flowing more freely through your home means it will take less energy to heat it. A water heater protected by a water softening system can reduce your yearly energy cost of that appliance by 22%-29%, and reduce greenhouse gasses equivalent to removing one SUV from the road for one year. Not too bad.

There are several benefits to adding a water softener to your home, from cleaner clothes in your laundry, to just having appliances like coffee makers and dishwashers last longer, but the most important one just might be the most obvious; crystal clear, delicious drinking water. Cheers to that.


And now we’ve improved on the already amazing water softener by making it smart. Introducing the new Kenmore Elite Smart Hybrid Water Softener. The Kenmore Elite® Smart Hybrid Water Softener and whole home filter lets you stay connected no matter where you are. Maintain peace of mind with all of the features of the Kenmore Elite® Smart Hybrid Water Softener plus the ability to track excessive daily water use, salt levels and potential issues like continuous water flow.


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