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Benefits Of Electronic Water Softeners

Some water sources usually contain large amounts of cations such as calcium and magnesium. Cations are positively charged microscopic particles. There are many disadvantages to using this kind of water, which is referred to as hard water. This type of water, therefore, goes through a process known as softening to make it more suitable for use.

How Do Electronic Water Softeners Work?

Electronic water softeners work through a process known as ion exchange. This entails the calcium, magnesium and other unwanted ions being replaced with sodium. The device also contains a mineral tank filled with beads that are also known as resin.

The beads are negatively charged, which attract the calcium and magnesium ions and make them cling on it.

The calcium and magnesium ions are absorbed preferentially to the sodium ions because the former contains a stronger positive charge.

This is how the unwanted ions are removed from the water, and it is “softened.” The softeners also have an electric timer that regenerates the resin bed automatically.

How Will You Know When You Need An Electronic Water Softner?

People who need electronic water softeners include those who notice scale building up on their appliances. The scale is a hard and often white substance deposited as a coating in pipes, kettles and other appliances.

limescale on pipes from hard water

Plumbing systems that need constant repair and frequently stained sinks and bathtubs may indicate that the water being used needs softening. Water softeners are also ideal for people who want to save money and energy.

Advantages Of Electronic Water Softners

This is because the use of hard water leads to wastage of soaps and detergents, and your water bills may skyrocket as water cannot flow smoothly through the pipes. Limescale on heating devices makes the heating inefficient because it is an insulator. Hence, the use of softened water leads to faster and more efficient heating, as well as conservation of heat energy and reduction of the associated energy costs.

One benefit of electronic water softeners is that they are easy to fit and no special plumbing skills are necessary. They can also be used without the need to add salts, chemicals or any other additives. They can also treat a wide variety of types of materials including copper and plastic. Also, electronic water softeners have an automated system and an inbuilt timer to make operations efficient even without human input.

Hard Water Solutions

Electronic water softeners also require little or no maintenance, unlike the non-electric counterparts which are often burdensome and expensive to run. Water from electronic water softeners is also palatable and has a refreshing taste, because of containing the right proportions of certain minerals.

Fabric Care And Laundry Care

The use of electronic water softeners will also maintain the quality of your clothes. Hard water usually has adverse effects on the fibres of your clothes and the life of your clothes is significantly reduced when they are frequently washed in hard water. The use of hard water also exacerbates the fading of clothes. Furthermore, frequent laundering of your clothes with hard water makes them turn grey.

fabric care

Skin Care From Soft Water

People who do not have electronic water softeners are likely to suffer from dry skin and eczema. Eczema is a condition of the skin associated with reddish, cracked, itchy, inflamed and rough patches. These conditions are caused by the use of hard water for taking showers. Installing an electronic water softener will lead to generally improved hygiene in your house.


Bathing in hard water leaves a layer of a sticky soapy substance on your skin that is referred to as curd. This layer makes it difficult to remove dirt and disease-causing pathogens from the skin. This layer also provides conditions on the skin surface different from those that are natural or ideal. This may lead to skin irritation and generally reduced the health of the skin.

Glassware Benefits

Hard water stains on your glassware can be a pain in the neck. Frequently removing these stains can make your glassware to be easily damaged and even brittle. Hence, it would be wise for people to invest in electronic water softeners to maintain the integrity and prolong the life of their glassware and other equipment usually used in the kitchen.

Less Glass Stains With Softwater

The benefits of electronic water softeners can be applied in several setups including restaurants, coffee vending machines and air cleaners. They are needed by people in all walks of life, and especially those who get water from sources that can be described as having a high degree of hardness.

Examples Of Electronic Water Softeners

Electronic Water Softener Unit 1

Electronic Water Softener

The EWSU1 is an Electronic Water Softener and Descaler that softens hard water, removes limescale and prevents limescale from forming, is easy to install and requires no maintenance.

  • Listed below are just some of the benefits of installing an EWSU1 Water Softener unit.
  • Treats 1-4 bedroom house
  • Removes existing limescale-
  • Prevents new limescale forming
  • Protects and extends the life of your appliances
  • Reduces your heating bills
  • Kinder to skin and hair

Electronic Water Softener Unit 2Water Softener

The EWSU 2 is an Electronic Water Softener and Descaler that softens hard water, removes limescale and prevents limescale from forming, is easy to install and requires no maintenance.

A new upgrade was implemented in 2015 with the introduction of HARMONICS. This means that ALL EWSU 2 purchased during or after 2015 now broadcast an additional range of harmonics which substantially increase the effectiveness of the unit.

  • Treats 5+ bedroom house
  • Removes existing limescale
  • Prevents new limescale forming
  • Protects and extends the life of your appliances
  • Reduces your heating bills

Electronic Water Softener Descaler 4

  • Treats up to 25,000 litres of hard water per hour
  • Treats small hotels, care homes, and similar establishments
  • Treats compressors, cooling towers, swimming pool filters etc
  • Removes existing limescale
  • Prevents new limescale forming
  • Protects and extends the life of your equipment
  • Reduces your heating bills

Where Can I Buy Electronic Water Softners?

Millers UK has been in the laundry and catering repairs business for over 27 years. During that period, we have seen and repaired some dishwashers through Lancashire and the North West.

Over the years a common issue we have had to deal with is that of limescale build up in the dishwasher pipes in hard water areas. The North West of the UK like that of Cumbria, Manchester and Lanchasire are known to be moderate hard water areas of the UK.

Hard Water Areas UK Map

hard water areas uk

If you would like to buy our Electronic Water Softner Unit click on the links of the examples of the different models above. Speak to our sales team here at Millers UK. All of our team can help identify which electronic water softener you will need.

Each of the Electronic Water Softner models we sell at Millers UK has different intensities based on your requirements. To get a better understanding of the benefits of our Electronic Water Softner Units to speak to our sales team today.

Electronic Water Softeners UK

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