Over 85% of households have hard water with high levels of calcium and magnesium. Why is hard water bad? Hard water is rough on your plumbing. It leaves ugly buildup on fixtures and stains sinks and tubs. It also affects the inside of your plumbing system which will decrease water pressure and lead to the formation of clogs over time.
Hard water is also a problem for water heaters as the minerals cause the water tank to corrode which in turn will cause the water heater to fail. Hard water greatly reduces the lifespan of water heaters, both tank and tankless, as well as appliances, ice makers anything that uses water. In fact, if left untreated, this hard water can cause significant damage to and potentially costly repairs as well as raise energy costs. Research shows that 1mm of scale on a heating coil can increase energy costs by 15%.
What is a water heater shield and how can it help me? This water heater shield is a high-performing device that eliminates rust, dirt and sediment buildup. At the same time, the Sliphos® media within the filter chamber prevents scale and corrosion within the water heater. With an Enviro water heater shield, you can lower your monthly energy costs and guard against expensive repair and replacement costs down the road. This Enviro Water Heater Shield also has the following benefits.
- REMOVES SEDIMENT: Sand, sediment, and debris can come from the water lines that supply your water from the city. Leaking pipes introduce untreated water or debris that seep, contaminate, drain, or flow into the water supply. This sediment in city or well water can clog faucets, damage appliances and even change the taste of your drinking water.
- STOPS HARD WATER DAMAGE: Mitigates scale build-up which can extend the life and efficiency of both tankless and traditional water heaters.
- MAINTAINS YOUR WARRANTY AND SAVES YOU MONEY: All water heater manufacturers require scale inhibition treatment in hard water areas or else their warranty may be voided. Left untreated, hard water can cause significant damage and potentially costly repairs as well as raise energy costs. A general rule of thumb says that 1mm of scale on a heating coil can increase energy costs by 15%.
- FILTER: 5 micron, high efficiency, high performing filter reduces dirt, rust, silt and sediment particles down to 1/20th the size of a human hair. Siliphos® media within the filter chamber prevents scale and stops corrosion by forming a thin protective layer on the element, lining and other surfaces within the water heater.