Scale build-up from hard water causes the following problems:
The facts are indisputable: the hard water that is piped into the vast majority of our homes, offices, factories and other buildings causes scale build-up. And scale build-up causes problems that result in wasted dollars.
Water heater inefficiency is just one of these problems. Scale reduces the water flow and decreases heat transfer. The estimated energy cost for running a 40 gallon hot water heater is $450 each year. A scale build-up of just 3/8 inch gobbles up 55% more energy according to the U.S. Bureau of Standards. Thats an additional $247 more each year to produce the same amount of hot water, for a total of $697.