Are Water Softeners Environmentally Friendly?
Many people want the benefits of soft water in their home, like softer skin and hair, longer lasting appliances, fixtures that are free of scale build up, shiny spot free dishes and laundry that stays bright and holds it’s color longer, but are concerned about the environmental effects of a water softener. In reality, a water softener just may be the greenest appliance you can purchase for your home.
A properly functioning water conditioning system will significantly reduce the amount of harmful chemicals added to the environment from dish washing, laundry and other cleaning products, especially chemicals like jet dry and fabric softeners which are very high in phosphates. Soft water will increase the life expectancy of your appliances, often doubling their use able life span, saving our landfills. Your water heaters will also be free from scale build up which will reduce the amount of energy they use by 17-20%. The Water Quality Association (WQA) published the results of and exhaustive study they commissioned regarding the savings and benefits using soft water in our homes to protect appliances and fixtures that is very informative.
Kinetico Incorporated has long been recognized as the leader in manufacturing environmentally friendly water treatment products. Kinetico Water softeners use no electricity, flush 50-80% less salt and water down the drain when they backwash. A Kinetico will also ensure that you have a continuous supply of soft water no matter how much water you use so you always get the maximum benefit from your water softener.
In a recent article BCIC, http://www.ecobcil.com/blog/five-best-home-water-filters, an organization that is focused on environmentally friendly solutions to issues facing people in urban environments, listed what they believed to be the 5 best water filters and they rated Kinetico as the GREEN option for water softening. They also listed the Trojan UV Max ultraviolet system as the best solution for treating water that is micro biologically unsafe. This is the only UV system we have ever recommended and sold.