Having hard water can cost more than you know

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YORK, Pa.– Having hard water can cost you more money, with hidden costs that extend even past having spots on dishes.

As Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks explains, having a water softener can save you a lot of money in the long run by removing the calcium in your water before it has the chance to build up in your appliances, such as your water heater.

This can add time to the life of your water heater and other appliances.

Soft water can also have positive impacts on your skin and hair, as lathering agents work better with softer water.

Water softeners range in price from a couple hundred dollars to upwards of a thousand dollars.

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