The Effects of Limescale
Limescale negatively effects both insulation on heating elements in your pipes and and temperature sensors. The buildup of limescale on heating elements creates insulation that reduces the transfer of heat from the heating elements into the water. The presence of limescale does not allow water to make contact with temperature sensors in pipes. This causes readings to call for more heat when, in reality, the temperature may be higher than indicated and extra heat is unnecessary. In both cases energy is wasted due to limescale in even the most energy-efficient appliances and technologies.
Limescale wastes a significant amount of household water by running water for extended periods of time while waiting for it to get hot.
The buildup also causes corrosion in pipes and appliances, increasing both repairs and early replacement. With many appliances, damage from limescale is not covered under warranty. In fact, according to a recent Battelle Institute study, hard water can lead to as much as a 48% loss of efficiency in water heaters. The same study found showerheads lost 75% of their flow rate in less than 18 months due to limescale buildup. The study additionally found tankless water heaters operating in hard water failed after only 19 days of testing.
The good news is an easily installed, environmentally friendly, cost-effective HydroCare Limescale Eliminator unit not only removes existing limescale buildup, but prevents more from forming, saving homeowners from high utility bills and appliance breakdown. One unit has the strength to protect a home’s entire plumbing system and hot water appliances.