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How quickly will a softener pay for itself?

A water softener is the only domestic appliance that will pay for itself.

The savings you can make are really quite substantial and not only will your water softener pay for itself within 3 years typically, but it will keep on saving you money, year after year after year. If you choose your softener well, your softener should last you 20–25 years.

Our job at Hydroworks is to give you our very best advice, to help you choose the right softener for you, your budget and your home. From the several dozens available on the market that all look the same, promise to do the same, but most will just let you down. But, if you get it right, have a look below at the type of savings you can make.

Savings can add up

Firstly, look at how the cost savings can add up.

Save money with your washing machine

The following photo compares washing powder consumption in hard and soft water areas (left to right):

  • Amount of washing powder needed in a hard water area = 180ml (blue scoop and adjacent clear glass bottle)
  • Amount of washing powder in a naturally soft water area = 120 ml (middle bottle)
  • Amount of washing powder in completely softened water = just 25ml (bottle on the right-hand side)
Save money with softened water.