Since 2001 energy rates for consumers across America have doubled. These increases are impacting everyone’s wallet, with those on fixed income, such as seniors, suffering the most. Everyone is looking for ways to save money on their energy bills but for seniors it is even more essential. One way for seniors to achieve energy savings is to reduce limescale in a hot water system or boiler with the award-winning, patented, Scalewatcher water-conditioner, from Scalewatcher North America.
In hard water area, 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. 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 hour 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, which is money that seniors cannot afford to waste. In addition, limescale will result in the need for early replacement of boilers, water systems and water-fed appliances, which means additional expense for the financially hard-pressed senior. 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.