Health Benefits of a Water Softener


North Star Explains Water Softener Benefits

Northstar logo water softener benefits

Got Hard Water?

Roughly 85% of people in North America are supplied with hard water. So what exactly is hard water? It's basically water that has a whole bunch of minerals. That doesn't sound bad until you realize that those minerals deposit into every home appliance that needs water. Your dishwasher, coffee maker, refrigerator - just to name a few. Minerals like calcium and magnesium are the most notable minerals measured in water hardness. These minerals are the culprits when you notice your drinking glasses don't seem clean after taking them out of the dishwasher. That light film that you see or slightly "slimy" feeling even after washing your hands means you have hard water. Like most of us! A water softener from North Star can provide a whole-home solution to hard water!

Hard Water Symptoms

  • Dry skin & hair
  • Scale & soap scum
  • Spotting on dishes and glassware
  • Damage to water fixtures
  • Reduced life of clothing
  • Excess energy consumption
  • Added cost of extra cleaning supplies

Maybe it's not your hair care products that are failing you. It might be your water! If you're building, remodeling, or simply tired of the effects of poor quality water, it's time to consider a water softener from North Star! 


Soft Water Benefits

When you prevent hard water with a whole-house water softening system, you'll reap these benefits!

  1. Your skin and hair will be cleaner! That same film on your shower door ends up on you as well when you have hard water. Those minerals will actually repel water, leaving your hair thirsty for moisture!
  2. Your faucets, appliances, and shower will be easier to keep clean. Less minerals in your water = less buildup that is a pain to clean and a pain to your expensive appliances!
  3. Your clothes are going to last a little longer. They'll no longer be combating those dissolved minerals that can cause premature fading and brittleness.
  4. You'll save detergent and energy! You'll use up to 75% less detergent to get the same cleaning results. You'll make your water heater 30% more efficient!
  5. You paid a pretty penny for that new espresso maker and top-of-the line washer and dryer set. You'll be giving them a life extension by running them with soft water!


What system is right for you?

North Star products are all quality water softeners, but here are some tips to understand what your home needs:

Capacity:  You'll need to calculate what grain capacity you'll need.

north star capacity of water softener

The more people you have in your home, and the harder your water the higher the grain capacity!


North Star 30,000 Grain Water Softener:

north star 30k water softener


North Star 35,000 Grain Softener and Filter!

(Most popular system!)

north star nscwc18 water softener




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Want to learn more?

Call your sales rep or stop by your nearest branch today! We have North Star products in stock and ready! Our expert sales staff are well-versed in plumbing supplies like water softeners.

Do you own a home water softener? Leave us a reply in the comments and share your experience with hard water!


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