How Water Conditioning Helps Our Planet

In this day and age, we have to protect our environment as much as we can, both for our current and future generations. That being said, there has been some talk that water softening and conditioning can be harmful to our environment. In reality, that’s not the case. There are many ways that water conditioning helps our planet.

Reduces Energy Use

One of our biggest issues, in terms of being environmentally-friendly, is that people use a lot of energy, which uses a lot of resources. When homeowners have hard water, they end up having to wash their clothes more often to get rid of any stains the minerals in hard water leave on their clothes — meaning they’re running their washing machines more often.

There have also been studies that show that water heaters that have to process hard water use 29% (for gas heaters) and 21% (for electric heaters) more energy than units that use soft water do.

Reduces Detergent Use

Since hard water doesn’t work well with soap, people with hard water in their homes end up having to use twice the amount of laundry detergent to get their clothes clean. When those people have water conditioning systems in their homes, they can use a regular amount of detergent and prevent more suds from flowing into waterways.

Reduces Wear-and-Tear

The more clothing that gets damaged or ruined entirely by being washed in hard water, the more clothing needs to be replaced. Conditioned water helps keep clothing touchably soft and prevent them from breaking down sooner, meaning less clothing will end up sitting in landfills.

Reduce on Waste

When a water heater has hard water running through it, the minerals in the water can cause your heater to corrode faster and break down sooner. If a home has a water conditioning system, its water heater can last longer and reduce the number of water heaters that end up being thrown out.


At Aquarius Water Conditioning, we can perform a free water analysis and install a water filtration system best suited for your home’s needs. For the best water in Minnesota and Wisconsin, give us a call at 888-741-9025.

Laura Schara

Kinetico is an essential part of my home because I care about my health.  Kinetico K5 drinking system removes 99% of contaminants, including chlorine, out of my drinking water.  Not only can I taste the difference, but I feel good knowing that I am only consuming clean pure water.  When you have kinetico, less plastic water bottles are used, which is beneficial to our environment.  

Laura Schara

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