The cost of scale and why it’s important to remove scale buildup
It’s important to understand that scale buildup in pipe systems, heating and cooling elements, and appliances come at a significant cost. First of all, it compromises energy-efficiency. In fact, in water heating and cooling systems, a quarter of an inch of scale buildup results in a 38 percent loss of efficiency – and that means your energy bills increase substantially.
Also, limescale buildup in pipe systems can damage the pipes and cause leaks. The resulting costs of repairing or replacing the pipe system can be substantial. Furthermore, depending on where the leak or leaks were located, there can be severe water damage to the building, including mold growth.
Limescale buildup can also shorten the life of appliances such as hot water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, coffeemakers and more. Scale buildup on heating elements, as well as on other parts of the appliances, can damage components, leading to costly repairs and shorter functional life.
HydroFLOW water conditioners will prevent scale from building up in pipes and on heating elements and also acts to remove scale buildup.
Hydropath technology powers the HydroFLOW devices which are highly efficient, non-intrusive electronic descalers that are installed on the water pipe entering your home or business. The unit induces a unique electric signal into any pipe on which it is installed. These electric waves cause mineral ions to form suspended clusters that turn into stable crystals when temperature or pressure changes occur. The suspended crystals will prevent scale from building-up in pipes and on heating elements, thus increasing heat transfer efficiency, lowering maintenance costs and reducing chemical usage. Common applications include plumbing systems, heat exchangers, water heaters, wells and pumps in residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors.
Minerals such as calcium carbonate, the mineral primarily responsible for limescale formation, are dissolved in the solution as TDS (Total Dissolved Solids).
When temperature or pressure change occurs, minerals precipitate out of solution and accumulate as hard scale in pipes, in holding tanks and on heating elements.
When the Hydropath signal is present, the dissolved minerals combine to form loosely held clusters.
When the clusters precipitate out of solution due to a temperature or pressure change, they form stable calcite crystals that do not accumulate as hard scale on the inner surface of pipes, holding tanks or heating elements. This results in the effective prevention of limescale buildup and eliminates the need for a water softener.