Music is such a big part of the world we live in, so it's important that you have good taste in music. What is a "good" taste in music? Well, if you don't know the classic Queen song the title of this article is referring to, then you probably don't have it.
We're just joking! But it is true that music connects to so many different parts of our lives. Queen's Another One Bites the Dust, for example, is the perfect song to connect us to the fact that as spring approaches, so does an increase in the amount of dust in the air!
"What does this have to do with Hard Water," you may ask. Read on to learn about the effects of dust on your water and why you need water softeners in your home.
All About Hard Water
You may be aware that an abundance of minerals such as calcium and magnesium in your water can cause the water to become "hard," causing it to leave residue on dishes, clothes, and even your skin and hair. What you may not know, however, is that dust also plays a role in the hardness of your water.
If you use a humidifier in your home, and you use hard water to fill it, you could be exposing yourself and your family to something called “white dust” which can irritate conditions like asthma, allergies, and skin sensitivities.
Water Softeners Were Made For Just This
Luckily, there is a way to combat hard water in your home and prevent white dust from becoming a problem- install a water softener.
There are various types of water softeners to choose from, but all do the same job. They all remove minerals and dust from your water to improve the quality. Salt-based ion exchangers are the most common type of water softener.
They remove calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and then use a brine solution to flush out dust and dirt from the water before returning it to your home's water pipes.
The Truth About Water Softener Costs
Now, let’s talk about the cost of soft water. While the cost of installing a water softener and improving your overall water quality can range from as little as a few hundred dollars to as much as $10,000 at the most, the national average falls somewhere around $3000.
That said, your actual cost is dependent on a few factors, including the type of softener you choose to install, the size of unit you need, and the actual condition of your water.
No matter the cost, any way you slice it, having soft water in your home is worth every penny you could spend on a water softener.
As we said before, we think the classic Queen hit "Another One Bites the Dust" is a great song to remind us of the dust in the air during spring. Do you have a favorite song that reminds you of spring? Let us know in the comments so we can give it a listen!