SCALE - Costs You Money
Due to the fact that around 60% of the mains water supplied in the UK is classified as ‘hard’, limescale build up on heat transfer surfaces, internal pipework surfaces and other components create costly and unhygienic problems. Limescale deposits reduce the efficiency of water-heating appliances and systems, increasing running costs and can harbour bacteria on outlets.
British Water calculates that every 1.6mm or 1/16” of scale in a heating system causes a 12% loss in heating efficiency.
The Carbon Trust also found: “A 1mm layer of limescale will cause a 7% increase in energy input to the boiler to meet the same heat demand”
Further to this 12mm coating on your primary heating coil destroys 70% of your efficiency (that's hot water destroyed) so only 30% of your bill is worth anything. Not to mention the fantastic haven for the legionella to hide, nest and protect its self within your water system.
Scale is something that is commonly tolerated due to the fact it is out of sight therefore its out of mind and forgotten until it is to late, it can be very damaging over time to the fittings and fixtures of the water systems and is likely over time to corrode your copper pipework creating pin holes.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WATER TREATMENT
AQUABION is a chemical and electricity free, fully recyclable water treatment system enabling both end users and water treatment providers to tackle the problems of limescale without impacting the environment.
With commercial water softeners 1,000kg of salt has to be mined, cleaned, transported and then ultimately put into the local rivers or directly into the sea. This makes commercial water softeners not as environmentally sound as a high performing commercial water conditioner.
COMMERCIAL WATER CONDITIONING VS WATER SOFTENING
Commercial water softeners replace calcium & magnesium ions with sodium ions (salt) to soften the water. This can cause pitting and pinhole corrosion within water systems.
Some commercial water conditioning devices have a long list of unhappy customers due to lack of experience, poor design and understanding.
The Aquabion solution has been independently tested and proven to reduce limescale in water systems, offering savings of up to 55% of energy costs.
Payback can be very fast, due to the wide spectrum of savings in chemical remedial work and costs associated with water heating. In addition appliances last longer.
Legionella Control = Keep Clean and keep the water moving
This is why calcium deposits are so damaging to your water systems. Cleanliness is the Key but 60% of your control measures is water movement
How often does it need servicing?
Never, the unit is self-cleaning. You just need to change the unit every 7 years. The old unit is sent off for reconditioning so there is normally a discount for the replacement unit.