Traditional water conditioners make use of chemicals that work against the effects of hard water build-up in a home or office’s water lines. For years, individuals have utilized this convenient and effective way to soften their water and keep their plumbing systems healthy. What would you say if we told you there was another way? Magnetic water conditioners are becoming more widely-used as a means of softening water without the chemicals that many people don’t want to use if they don’t have to.
Why Do I Need a Water Conditioner in the First Place?
Dissolved minerals can get into a home or office’s water lines, which leads to build-up that’s commonly referred to as “lime” or “scale.” Calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate are the two most commonplace minerals to make their way into water. This occurs as a result of the numerous conditions that water experiences during its passage through pipes:
- Temperature changes
- Changes in pressure
After water goes through all of this, it can leave deposits of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate on the heat transfer elements of a plumbing system. Over time this forms the rock-like substance called “lime” or “scale.” The presence of this build-up makes it more difficult to heat up or cool down water.
Water conditioners work against the development of build-up so that your water lines function at peak quality.
How Do Magnetic Water Conditioners Work?
The ions of the material gathered on the thermal elements are attracted to and bond with one another to form lime/scale, which may also be known as “calcite.” The treatment chamber responsible for the function of the magnetic water conditioner uses magnetic fields to alter the ions’ charge identity. The ions, instead of being positive and negative, behave as ions with the same charge and are temporarily manipulated into not bonding with one another.
Instead of forming calcite, the calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate form a powdery substance called aragonite. It moves right through the plumbing system, not clogging it up like plaque in an artery like calcite does and does not jeopardize the healthfulness of the water it passes through.
What is Aragonite Good For?
Aragonite can be tremendously helpful in preserving water lines. It creates a soft film that helps to combat the effects of erosion over time. The film clings to all damp surfaces in a plumbing system, thus keeping oxygen and other corrosive agents away from the metallic material of the pipes.
These superior water conditioners work on two levels to preserve pipes and protect them from scale build-up. And they do this without the use of chemicals that you don’t want anywhere near your water!