In hard water areas plumbing, hot water systems and appliances quickly become encrusted with limescale resulting in increasing energy bills and the early renewal of boilers and appliances. The award-winning, patented, Scalewatcher water-conditioner, from Scalewatcher North America, offers a simple and permanent solution to limescale thereby reducing energy bills and making heating systems more environmentally friendly.
In Europe, building regulation standards state that domestic heating systems should be equipped with a water treatment product as a means of improving overall efficiency as well as reducing limescale and consequential CO2 emissions. Although this is not the case in the United States yet, it does make sense both economically and environmentally for a Scalewatcher to be installed.
Appliances will generally consume more energy if they become blocked by limescale, which will not only increase costs but also results in the appliance being more prone to failure. In fact research shows that water and space-heating accounts for 28% of all electricity consumed and results in 28% of associated CO2 emissions.
Many States are now focused on homeowners reducing their overall energy costs with various incentives and directives to promote energy efficiency. Without scale protection just a fraction of an inch of limescale in a hot water system or boiler will decrease heat transfer by 10%. This rises to a whopping 38% with ¼ inch of scale, which can easily form in 2 years. With no limescale a domestic boiler takes 1½ hours to heat but with ¼ inch scale this rises to 4 hours, wasting over 2½ hours of fuel.
Yet despite 80 to 85 percent of the homes in the U.S. being affected by hard water most homes have no hard water protection resulting in additional energy and maintenance costs amounting to over $300 per annum. Scalewatcher removes most existing scale and prevents new scale forming without the use of salt or chemicals.
Scalewatcher works by producing a varying electronically applied force field, induced by a coil wrapped around the outside of the pipework, which keeps the minerals in suspension and thus prevents limescale forming. Pipes are kept virtually scale-free and as existing scale is dissolved, boilers and hot water systems become more efficient thereby saving energy.
Scalewatcher models are based on continuous research and over 20 years experience and expertise as market leaders in electronic scale control with countless units sold worldwide. The patented Scalewatcher systems are capable of treating pipe sizes from one to 80 inches. All Scalewatcher systems come with a full performance guarantee and include free shipping throughout North America.