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Limescale deposits and energy prices - This is what the limescale in your water costs you

The current price increases for energy are a good reason to look for potential savings and to take measures to reduce consumption. Many people are not aware that limescale deposits in the hot water boiler, heat exchanger or in the pipes increase energy costs. For example, did you know that for every millimeter of limescale, your energy costs for heating water increase by 6 to 7%?

The reason for the higher energy costs due to lime is that the lime acts like an insulating layer between the heat source and the water to be heated. So if you use a heating coil in the hot water tank, the heating coil is heated with energy, but then the heat must first heat up the scale on the heating coils before the water can be heated. As a result, it takes longer to reheat the tank and the water in it. Every time you use hot water, the heating coil has to be heated again, then the lime and only then the refilled water, which is absolutely inefficient. The same problem also arises with heat exchangers, where limescale deposits significantly reduce efficiency.

When pipes and equipment are affected by limescale, increased pumping power is also required, which in turn uses more energy and increases your costs without you realizing it. In addition, limescale deposits can reduce the efficiency of the heating system by up to 12 percent. Assuming energy costs in an average household for hot water (heating, shower water, washing hands) of around EUR 2000 per year, calcification of the hot water boiler and the pipes quickly leads to additional costs of around 20%, that is then EUR 400 per year. So it pays off to avoid limescale deposits and keep the systems free of limescale.

Protect against limescale in an environmentally friendly way and save money

A modern and environmentally friendly solution to your limescale problem is the installation of AQUABION limescale and corrosion protection. In this way you reliably protect hot water boilers, pipes, fittings, household appliances and production systems from limescale and rust without using chemicals, electricity or magnets while preserving the natural drinking water quality. In salt plants, for example, the lime (healthy magnesium and calcium) is replaced with sodium. Subsequently, small amounts of original water are added to the completely decalcified water so that the water remains drinkable and does not become too aggressive. In contrast, the AQUABION does not descale, but makes the lime adhesion-neutral. This keeps the healthy calcium and magnesium in the water – the water quality and the good taste of the water are preserved.

In addition, conventional decalcifying systems not only cost you more to buy than the AQUABION, but also cause ongoing operating costs, such as the regular refilling of salt tablets, increased water consumption for regeneration, electricity and the annual maintenance of the devices by an external specialist. With an observation period of 10 years, the costs of the AQUABION are at least 40% lower than those of a salt plant. The larger the object, the larger the cost difference. And what should not be underestimated: the time required for procurement and refilling of salt tablets is completely eliminated with the AQUABION, because it is absolutely maintenance-free until it is necessary to exchange it for a new device, i.e. around 6-8 years.

Say goodbye to lime in an eco-friendly way and hello to reduced energy bills.

More information at www.aquabion.at