Central Pennsylvania residents can benefit greatly from a water softener system installed in their home. Central PA residents can find themselves struggling with hard water. This hard water is a result of the mineral rich area of Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. A properly installed water softening system can help solve the problems of hard water. Hard water can cause mineral buildup around water fixtures, leave soap scum on bathroom walls, cause failures in water heater elements, cause dry itchy skin, cause dull scratchy clothing, leave spots on dishes and glasses.
Water Softener Experts
American Clear Water has over 20 years of experience in installing water softening systems. American Clear Water are experts in the installation of the Clearion 2300 Alternating Duplex Water Soften System and Clearion 300 Series Water Soften System. Contact us today for a free estimate and what we recommend for your residence or commercial water softening system.
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American Clear Water proudly offers financing on popular water softeners and in-home water filtration systems
MECHANICSBURG, PA; November 8, 2014 – American Clear Water makes it impossible to put off buying that water softener or home water filtration system. You do not have to put up with bad tasting ice cubes or stained faucets or dishes! With affordable financing and rent-to-own options, everyone can enjoy crystal clear, great tasting drinking water straight from the tap.
6-Months Same as Cash
American Clear Water will install a new, state-of-the-art water softener or whole-home water filtration system with only one-sixth of the total cost due at installation. The balance of the system will be paid in equal amounts for the next five months until the system is paid for.
American Clear Water also offers equipment rentals. For just $75.00 down, and $15.00 to $25.00 per month, customers can rent a new water softener or whole-home water filtration system. Half of the rent is applied to the price of the system when purchased, up to half of the original sales price.
Many other financing options are available with flexible down payments and monthly payment options. For more information, contact American Clear Water for a free water test and to discuss how affordable your water softener or whole home water filtration system can be.
American Clear Water has been in business in Central PA since 1988. As a family-owned business, they proudly serve the greater Harrisburg area, providing a wide variety of water treatment options. Because they are not associated with any manufacturing company, they do not charge extra for franchising fees. They always recommend the best possible solution at the best price available.
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Do your dishes come out of the dishwater with spots? These spots could be the result of hard water. Hard water can cause problems in places that you cannot see! Watch this video to learn how a water softener can save you money.
Video: How to Get Rid of Hard Water
Do you have water spots on your dishes? They could be a bigger problem than you can see. Those spots are probably the result of hard water. Hard water could be causing very serious problems in your water-operated appliances and plumbing.
Minerals in the water supply can build up in your appliances, pipes, and faucets. This build up reduces energy efficiency, increases energy costs by up to one third, and shortens the life of appliances and plumbing.
A water softener is the BEST solution to eliminate your hard water problem.
The Clearion Water Softener separates the minerals from your water using sodium and resin beads. The resin beads attract the minerals that are dissolved in the water and help to flush them out of the system without adding salt to your water.
This system is inexpensive and easy to use. Contact American Clear Water today, Mechanicsburg’s Clearion Installation and Water Treatment Specialists.
American Clear Water is proud to offer the Clearion water softener mentioned in the video. Contact us today for price and installation information. Think you can’t afford a water softener? Think again! American Clear Water offers easy payments plans. It’s never been easier to get clean, safe, soft water in your home or business.
Ever wonder how a water softener works?
Hard water contains high amounts of certain minerals. A water softener works by filtering the water through resin beads. These beads will trade calcium and magnesium ions for sodium or potassium. By removing the calcium and magnesium ions from the water, clothes, dishes, faucets, and hair will be cleaner! There will be less build-up in your plumbing, which might lead to less money spent on maintenance.
Alternative Methods to Reduce Scaling in Your Water System
Traditional water softeners have come under attack in parts of the US where increasing population and development lead to questions about fresh water supplies. Although today’s salt regenerated softeners are more efficient then ever, local and State governments see them as an easy target to show that they are doing something about a water shortage or salinity problem. Governments and citizens alike are looking for salt free water softener technologies to reduce the effects of hard water on clothing, dishes, skin, hair, and fixtures.
Water treatment studies suggest that there are several salt free water softener alternative technologies that have been shown to have varying success in reducing water hardness and scaling problems.
Salt Free Water Treatment Solutions
Capacitive deionization is a process that uses electrically charged electrodes and membranes to remove the anions and cations from the water. Periodically the electrical charge is reversed to purge the collected ions to drain.
- Salt free water treatment systems
- Produce very pure water
- High upfront cost of equipment
- Consumes large quantities of electricity
- Requires running water to a drain periodically
- Produces water of such high purity that it must be treated to keep it from damaging the plumbing system
- Used commercially, although some companies are trying to make it feasible for home use.
Magnetic Water Treatment
Magnetic water treatment “MWT” is where hard water is passed through a magnetic field to alter its ability to stick to the downstream plumbing. A wire is wrapped around the water pipe and a current controlled by a transformer is passed through the wire.
- Salt free water treatment systems
- Study claims 50% reduction in scale formation
- Does not produce soft water
Electrically Induced Precipitation
Electrically induced precipitation “EIP” uses an electrically charged electrode.
- Salt free water treatment systems.
- Study claims 50% scale reduction
- Periodic cleaning and backwashing required
- Does not produce soft water
Template Assisted Crystallization
Template assisted crystallization or TAC is a catalyst coated media that causes micro sized “seed particles” of hardness minerals to form on the catalyst. As these seed particles are released from the media they continue downstream and collect more microscopic hardness minerals and pass through the plumbing system without forming scale. The media is affected by other contaminants in the water like pH, manganese, iron, tannins and chlorine.
- Salt free water treatment systems
- Does not require electricity or running water to drain
- More expensive than traditional water softeners
- Three year media life dependent on many factors, including water volume and hardness
- Expensive media
- Does not produce soft water
It is important to note that this study only addressed scale reduction. It did not include data on the hardness of the water. While a salt free water softener is appealing, there is no real evidence to suggest that these technologies provide soft water.
Traditional Water Softeners Provide Truly Soft Water
Soft water provides many well documented benefits including:
- Elimination of scale 100%
- Large reduction in soap and detergent requirements
- Extended life of water using appliances, septic systems and sand mounds.
- Softer clothes that colors stay brighter and fabric lasts longer.
- Longer water heater life
- Reduction of skin irritation.
- Softer more manageable hair
- Less time spent cleaning showers, tubs sinks and commodes.
- And no more soap scum!
Someday a superior salt free water softener technology may be invented to provide real soft water, but for now the traditional water softener is the only way to provide real softened water for your home. Contact American Clear Water today for more information about just how affordable a whole home water softener can be.
American Clear Water proudly offers financing on popular water softeners and home water filtration systems
MECHANICSBURG, PA; November 17, 2014, – American Clear Water makes it impossible to put off buying that water softener system or home water filtration system. You do not have to put up with bad tasting ice cubes or stained faucets or dishes! With affordable financing and rent-to-own options, everyone can enjoy crystal clear, great tasting drinking water straight from the tap.
6-Months Same as Cash
American Clear Water will install a new, state-of-the-art water softener system or whole home water filtration system with only one-sixth of the total cost due at installation. The balance of the system will be paid in equal amounts for the next five months until the system is paid for.
American Clear Water also offers equipment rentals. For just $75.00 down, and $15.00 to $25.00 per month, customers can rent a new water softener system or whole house water filtration system. Half of the rent is applied to the price of the system when purchased, up to half of the original sales price.
Water Softener System Financing Options
Many other water softener system financing options are available with flexible down payments and monthly payment options. For more information, contact American Clear Water for a free water test and to discuss how affordable your water softener system or whole home water filtration system can be.
About American Clear Water
American Clear Water has been in business in Central PA since 1988. As a family-owned business, they proudly serve the greater Harrisburg area, including Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Dillsburg, Hershey, Middletown, and Dauphin, providing a wide variety of water filtration system and water softener system options. Because they are not associated with any manufacturing company, they do not charge extra for franchising fees. They always recommend the best possible solution at the best price available.
Are These Brown Rust Stains Caused By Hard Water?
Rust stains on concrete, brown stains in your toilet. Unfortunately these unsightly stains happen. Even though they look like rust, they maybe be caused by iron-rich water. That’s right; hard water is not the only water-related issue homeowners face.
Iron in your water can leave brown stains on your clothes, fixtures, cement sidewalks and driveways, and the outside walls of your home (if irrigation water hits it). It might be tempting to clean these brown stains with bleach. But, wait! Bleach is a diluted chlorine / water solution, which oxidizes iron and makes those stubborn stains worse.
Iron and rust stains are different from typical hard water stains. But it is possible to have both mineral rich hard water and iron rich water, causing a combination of hard water calcium and magnesium buildup and unsightly brown iron stains. Both can be tough to clean.
Do Not Throw Away Those Iron Stained Clothes!
Your rust stained clothes, fixtures, sidewalks, driveways, and walls are not a lost cause. Here are a few ways to clean your hard water and iron stains.
Vinegar and elbow grease can clean hard water stains.
Many people have had success using vinegar to clean hard water stains. Cleaning vinegar is more acidic that regular vinegar; therefore, it is more effective when trying to clean hard water stains. Try soaking the stained area in vinegar before wiping clean. More stubborn hard water stains may require several applications.
Iron cleaner works well on brown iron and rust stains.
You can also clean brown iron stains with iron cleaner, available in many stores, including big-box home stores. Iron cleaner is a white powder that is made of sodium hydrosulphite and/or metabisulfite. There are directions on the container about how to clean hard water stains from all kinds of materials in and outside of your home. Make sure that you use this product in a well-ventilated area. This stuff stinks!
The results are amazing. A brown, stained dishwasher can look like new in a cleaning or two! Tan-stained white clothes look like new again.
While this iron cleaner is great, the best way to fix iron stains is to remove the iron from your water before stains set in. American Clear Water has reliable, cost effective solutions for all of your water staining hard water problems! Contact us today for your free water analysis!
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Believe it or not, you can fix mineral build-up on faucets, ugly stains in your tub, or dull clothing and itchy skin. But first, you need to determine the cause. Here are 6 signs that hard water is the culprit.
1. Mineral build up around water fixtures
Not only is mineral build-up around water fixtures and faucets ugly, it can restrict the flow of water. Where do these minerals come from? Believe it or not, the water flowing through your fixtures is not just water. It contains minerals that deposit on the fixtures as water passes through. Over time, these minerals build up, leaving those ugly marks and making these faucets and fixtures difficult to use.
2. Soap scum on bathtub, curtain or doors
This is more than just an eye sore. It’s a sign of hard water. The minerals in hard water mix with soap in your shower, leaving that filmy white soap scum residue. Cleaning soap scum is a temporary fix. But if you don’t fix the source of the problem, that soap scum will return.
3. Water heater elements fail and short heater life
There is nothing worse than turning on the shower to find that you have no hot water. Did you know that water heater elements can fail because of hard water build up? It’s true! Just like your faucets and fixtures, hard water minerals can build up on the heating element inside your water heater. Eventually, the minerals will make it impossible for the element to function.
4. Dry itchy skin
Sure, many people experience dry skin in the winter. We are indoors more with our heaters running; it makes sense. But it is also possible that those minerals in your hard water leave a detergent and mineral residue on clothes that can really irritate your skin! A water softener can improve the condition of your water and your skin.
5. Dull scratchy clothing
Have you noticed that your clothing tends to age quickly? Don’t let hard water ruin your clothing. A water softener can prolong the life of your clothes. Their colors will remain true longer, and they will feel soft and cozy rather than hard and scratchy.
6. Spots on dishes, flatware and glasses
Are there spots on your dishes, flatware, and drinking glasses? If so, you could have hard water. The white spots you see are much like the soap scum spots you see in your shower. The minerals in the water mix with the detergent used to clean your dishes. The minerals stick to the items inside the dishwasher, leaving you with less-than-perfectly clean dishes for your next dinner party.
I have hard water, now what?
If you are experiencing any of these problems, chances are you have hard water. A water softener might be the answer you’re looking for. Contact American Clear Water today for your free water test. We can determine whether you have hard water, and we will come up with a custom treatment plan just for you.
The Evolution of a Water Softener
Water softening services are necessary in most parts of the country, including Central Pennsylvania. Many water customers suffer from soap scum, spotty dishes, graying clothes, mineral deposits on faucets, and dry skin. Hard water is the culprit. Luckily, the modern water softener can clear up all of these issues, leaving the customer with crystal clear water that does not damage clothes, dishes, skin, or hardware.
A Brief History of Hard Water
The term “hard water” comes from olden days when people would refer to water as “hard to clean”. They realized that certain waters made the job of cleaning clothes “hard” because of minerals, like calcium and magnesium. It was discovered that water filtered through columns of some soils had their mineral content reduced and worked better for cleaning. The soil contained natural zeolites that exchanged hardness minerals out of the water. Soon, artificial ion exchange resins were developed that were more efficient and practical for removing hard water minerals from water.
Modern Water Softeners
We’ve come a long way from the days of inefficient water softeners. Today, computerized controllers allow for fine programming of the water softening process, achieving higher efficiencies and reducing regeneration water use. Modern water softener technologies include:
- “Sensor” Softeners – These softeners “sense” the softness of the treated water or the state of the resin. However, they are plagued with reliability issues, costing the customer time and money.
- Twin Tank Softeners – A twin tank softener alternates between two resin tanks, providing customers with 24/7 high efficiency soft water when sized properly with reliable controllers. These softeners tend to be expensive and reduce water volume available to the customer as they regenerate anytime as needed. The control valves are sensitive to water conditions and require more maintenance that conventional softeners.
- Catalytic Water Conditioning – Ceramic beads covered with a catalyst, which, in theory, causes hardness minerals to precipitate onto their surface, rub against each other releasing microscopic minerals back into the water. These particles supposedly do not bind to soaps and detergents like the dissolved hard minerals do; therefore they reduce the effects of hard water. This process does not produce “soft” water, but it also does not require salt, electricity or regeneration water. In certain water conditions this technology is coupled with sequestering agents to increase its effectiveness. This is an ongoing maintenance and expense. Additionally, this method requires chemicals added to the water.
- Electronic Anti-Scaling – Another conditioning technology involves wrapping an electric wire around the water pipe at the point of entry to the customer’s building and hooking it to a device that generates an electrical signal that supposedly transforms the hardness minerals in the water in a manor the prevents them from “sticking” to plumbing, soaps and detergents. All objective study of this method indicate that it is not effective.
An on-site water test is necessary for an accurate recommendation for treating your water. However if you really want to soften your water, you will need to use water softening services with a salt regenerated softener. With today’s technology, you can achieve high efficiencies, and low salt and water use, while enjoying all of the benefits and savings of truly soft water.
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American Clear Water is a water treatment company that specializes in well water treatment, hard water treatment, water softeners, home water treatment, home water softening systems, & home water filtration systems.