Does hot water effect PolyHalt® softened water?
Heating PolyHalt® softened water:
Does hot water effect PolyHalt®? Once PolyHalt® has formed ion bonds with minerals to soften the water it will maintain all its features at temperatures up to a maximum of 200°F. It is because of this ability that PolyHalt® works so well to keep dishes clean and hot water tanks working efficiently. At temperatures above 200°F the complex formed between minerals and PolyHalt® begins to break down. PolyHalt® will continue to protect plumbing from low pH and aggressive water.
Using PolyHalt® to soften hot water:
Starting at 140 degrees F and as water temperature increases PolyHalt® ability to form ionic bonds with minerals begins to change. Fewer ion bonds will be formed as temperature increases.
PolyHalt® soft water is safe and recommended for all water heater types; tank or tankless, gas or electric.
Heating hard water
There are many variables to consider when deciding what temperature to heat water. The recommended temperature of hot water for use in the home is 120° – 125° Fahrenheit. Water above 125° at the point of use will scaled and may cause death.
Heating water with untreated hardness minerals causes the minerals to fall out of solution and form scale. If not treated these minerals will form scale inside the water heater and reduce heater efficiency. Reduced efficiency translates to increased energy costs to heat the water. Untreated hardness minerals will also build up inside the water heater and may even reduce water flow resulting in not having enough hot water for normal uses. These problems are especially significant when heating with tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters require softened water as a condition of operation and to maintain factory warranty.
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