Want Your Hard Water to Bite The Dust?

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Want Your Hard Water to Bite The Dust?

Who doesn’t love that Queen classic, Another One Bites the Dust? If you haven’t been listening to Queen on repeat since seeing Bohemian Rhapsody in your local theater, you may be the only person on the internet who feels that way.

This song, in particular, keeps making its way into our shuffle as we approach spring, because it fits perfectly with all the dust in the air this time of year, with all the dust in the air! Did you know that dust in the air this spring can affect your air quality more?

Read on to learn more about how this spring dust can affect your water quality too!

Why do You Have Hard Water?

hardwaterHard water is most commonly associated with a high content of minerals like magnesium and calcium, which are sometimes called “hard” minerals.

There are other pollutants that can cause your water to become hard too, though, such as toxic metals and, yes, dust. Hard water is bad because it can make your soaps and detergents less effective, so you need to use more of them.

Hard water also doesn’t rinse soap away as well as soft water does, which is why it often leaves behind a white film on clothes and dishes.

How Can Water Softeners Help?

cleanwaterWater softeners treat your water to remove the dust and hard chemicals from it. There are different kinds of water softeners which include magnetic softeners, ion exchangers, salt-free ion exchangers, and dual-tank softeners.

The most common type of water softener is the salt-based ion exchanger. Softening your water will significantly improve your water quality, as well as help you save money on buying soap or detergent. Softening your water can also improve the overall look and feel of your skin and hair, as well as extending the life of your clothes.

What Does a Water Softener Cost?

The cost of installing a water softener can vary based on the following factors:

  • watersoftenercostThe size of water softener you need (based on the size of your home and your water usage).
  • The type of water softener you want (ion exchangers and magnetic softeners tend to be more affordable, while salt-free exchangers are usually the most expensive option).
  • The condition of your water (harder water will need to be cycled through more than less hard water).

On average, the cost of the unit and installation fees is around $3,000, though the precise price can be anywhere from $400 to $10,000.

For a more accurate estimate of what you can expect to pay for a water softener, call Schuler Service today! We’ve obviously been on a bit of a Queen kick lately (and seems like everyone else has too), so it’s fun to play with some of their hit songs and how they relate to silly things like dust.

While hard water was probably far from Freddie Mercury’s mind when he wrote Another One Bites the Dust, it’s a perfect spring song to remind us to take care of the dust in our air, our water, and our homes! What’s your favorite spring song?