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Hard Water

As it leaves the skies in the form of rain, water is soft, meaning it is clear of impurities. But it picks up carbon dioxide and other impurities in the air.

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Battelle Study Documents Anti-scaling Benefits of Water Softeners

Water softeners virtually eliminate energy-wasting, service life-shortening scale accumulation on gas and electric water heaters, according to a new study by¬†Battelle Memorial Institute on “Benefits of removal of water hardness (calcium and magnesium ions) from a water supply.”¬†Testing electric water heaters over an equivalent 15 months of service found 64 times more scaling on unsoftened… Read more »