Water with elevated levels of calcium and magnesium minerals will develop into limescale that attaches to surfaces inside appliances, plumbing, and fixtures. The appearance of spots, stains and scale buildup on the exterior are an indication of problems out of view.
Limescale is a significant insulator and substantially reduces the capacity of the heat exchangers to heat the water; expending more energy to compensate for the mineral buildup that encapsulates them. Just a small coating of limescale of 1.6mm (.06″) on a heat exchanger in a boiler system can reduce its efficiency by an average of 11%.
A Battelle study on hard water problems found up to a 24% loss of efficiency in water heaters and 75% drop in flow rate in showers due to hard water.
New Mexico State University reports that by reducing and preventing mineral limescale build-up on pipes and appliances, households could experience up to a 30% savings in energy costs and longer life (25 – 40%) for their appliances.
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