Water Softeners Are The Best Energy Savers in the UK


Recent research shows that installing a water softener in your home can be very effective in reducing energy bills – and with massive price increases from the utility companies, now might be the time to talk to your local water softener dealer.


All of the energy companies have now raised their prices by an inflation-busting hike for gas and for electricity. Faced with nearly £100 extra to pay on “dual fuel” household bills, cutting down on consumption has now become an imperative if families are not to face real financial hardship this coming year.


One of the less obvious measures by which a household, in the UK, can save energy is to install a water softener. Yet, recent major independent research conducted has concluded that water softeners are amongst the ‘very best’ household energy savers. The research was undertaken over 9 months at a cost of over £250,000 and was commissioned by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) – a not-for-profit association that provides public information about water treatment matters.


In hard water areas, in the UK,  the energy savings of a household with a water softener compared to one without were estimated at 10% and may be higher depending on the water hardness in the area. As a consequence of this study, the WQRF is now promoting water softeners as ‘The best energy saving device you can buy’.


Mr. Oliver Ginty of EW Technologies advises, “It’s well established that the limescale, in hard water areas, causes damage to household plumbing and domestic appliances. It means boilers, central heating systems, immersion water heaters, irons, dishwashers, and washing machines run less efficiently and you end up having to replace costly appliances far more often than necessary."


“What has been less well known is just how important water softeners can be in actually reducing energy bills – as this new research has revealed. So homeowners facing record utility bills this winter might want to put installing a water softener at the top of their list of ways to help offset these massive energy price rises.”


For advice on water softeners contact your local authorised supplier of water softeners, just call EW Technologies on 02033 84 02 04 or view our website www.ewtechnologies.co.uk

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