Having a water softener at home results in cleaner dishes and hair, and helps water-using appliances last longer. It also reduces greenhouse gases in the environment.
Hard water often leaves a film on everything from dishes and glasses to people. Soft water makes everything feel and look cleaner. Clothes frequently washed in hard water have a dull appearance to them, and whites often appear gray and dingy. Installing a water softener can combat these things.
Many people notice that soaps and shampoos lather more efficiently in soft water. Soft water also prevents frequent cleaning of things like coffee and ice makers because it reduces hard water buildup.