Soft Water Savings

High quality water is good for your home and appliances. Softened water can save you money by keeping appliances at top efficiency, and making them last longer. The amount of dish and laundry detergent you use can be cut by half, or even more, if you use softened water. You may also be able to lower wash temperatures from hot to cold without a drop in performance with conditioned water.

Over time, soft water savings can really add up. For instance, conditioned water not only delivers greater washing power, it reduces the amount of soap you need to use by up to 70%. In fact, the Bureau of Statistics found that between 17 and 20.8 cents of every dollar are spent on cleaning products. Soft water can reduce that bill by up to 65%. It can also eliminate extra rinse cycles and hot water. Plus using less detergent, household cleaners and chemicals is better for the environment.

  Monthly Cost* Yearly Cost* %Saved Monthly Savings Annual Savings
Soaps and Cleaning Aids Laundry, cleaning, dish washing, bathing, complexion, shaving, shampoo and rinse *10 or more hours of cleaning per month $86 $1032 80 % $68.80 $825.60
Plumbing and Appliances Replacement and repairs. $10 $120 75 % $75 $90
Energy Consumption (.06 KWH) Heat loss due to scale $26.67 $320.00 20% $5.33 $64.00
Clothing and Linens $50.00 $600 30 % $15 $180
Cooking and Coffee Tea, Sugar and Canning $9.83 $118.00 25% $2 $30
Totals $182.50 $2190.00   $99.09 $1189.10

*Based on an average family of four with 10 gpg water hardness.

Compiled from the following sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, National Industrial Conference Board, Water Conditioning Research Council, National Restaurant Association, American Laundry Institute, Orange County California Research Study, U.S. Bureau of Standards, University of Illinois, University of New Mexico.