Water Softeners Save Energy. Water Quality Association. “Household Water Heating Efficiency Improvements from Softened Water” by Battelle Memorial Institute. To retrieve a copy of the complete report, please go to this link: www.wqa.org/BattelleReport. US Household Energy Usage.
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Water Quality Association
Water heaters: Second highest energy consuming area of a home.
Gas Storage Tank Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters
Softened water saves between 40% of costs (versus 20 gpg) and 57% of costs (versus 30 gpg).
The most energy efficient water heater on the market today
…a tank-less water heater….
is 10% more efficient with softened water
…..and it also reduces the operating cost by up to 57%
Lowering the water hardness to zero grains per gallon by water softening will allow for a reduction in the amount of detergent to 30 grams - 38% of full dosage and still achieve equal or better cleaning compared to what occurs in hard water with 80 grams - 100% of full detergent dosage