How Much Does it Cost to Have a Water Softener or Conditioner System Installed in the UK?
In the UK a domestic softener can cost between £400 and £2000. A UK domestic water conditioner can cost between £400 and £630. The installation of a water conditioner should be around one-third of the cost to install a water softener. You also have to factor in the space a water softener takes up. Often the water softener and the salt needed for the water softener will take up a whole cupboard. This cupboard might well have cost £550 – £1000 to buy and have it fitted.
The benefits for a householder living with hard water are many and not least the fact that limescale build-up will be banished to the past where it belongs. You might be surprised to learn that in the UK it is reported that we spend over £1,000,000,000+ in extra in energy just because of limescale!
Why Install a Water Conditioner?
Salt dosing water products are designed to soften water, this process has many drawbacks because sodium is released into the treated water. When you opt for a water softener you should also be aware of the fact that you will be losing the healthy minerals that you get naturally from your water. You will also need to have an additional tap for drinking water.
The Aquabion limescale solution has been independently tested and proven to reduce limescale in water systems, saving up to 55% of your ongoing energy costs.
On top of that, payback is generally fast, due to the wide spectrum of savings in household chemicals, water heating and ensuring that your appliances last longer. One upfront cost to save you into the future. A conditioner is often preferred over a softener because it requires less upkeep by you, the householder. Let’s face it, when we pay to get a job done we expect it to actually be ‘job done’. Water softeners need maintenance visits on a regular basis to keep them at a standard level of quality required to ensure that they continue to work at optimum levels of efficiency.
Is It Really Worth Paying to Treat Hard Water?
It depends how much of a problem hard water is for you and your home. Do you suffer with lots of limescale build up in and around your household appliances such as washing machines and your kettle, do you need to replace appliances every few years due to limescale build up?
Hard water can also cause damage to hot water systems and pipework as well as creating limescale staining in kitchens and bathrooms. If you are suffering at the hands of hard water then installing a soft water solution or a water conditioner is a good idea and apart from the cost can only be of benefit to you, your home and your appliances. The bottom line is if the solution is too expensive, difficult to install and expensive to run that it might not be. With Aquabion the installation and is very straight forward and you don’t need to keep buying salt and wasting water during the regeneration so it is very often worth installing.