Limescale & Corrosion Protection For Your Complete Home
Our goal is to help you save money by reducing limescale build-up in your homes pipework, boiler & kitchen appliances.
Many thanks for visiting our site. Lets dive straight in and reveal a scary fact – did you know that limescale in your home’s pipework, showerheads, basin taps and kitchen fittings is the perfect breeding ground for micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi. The rough surface of limescale allows bacteria to adhere to and thrive, as well as providing a mineral rich food source.
Your goal should be to reduce limescale build-up throughout your whole home. But how do you reduce the accumulation of limescale caused by the minerals in hard water? Is the high cost of a water conditioner a worthwhile investment for you? Do they actually work and where’s the proof? Lets see if we can answer these and other vital questions for you below.
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If you are interested in a water conditioner for your home in the UK and have a technical question for the manufacturers of the products shown on this site, then let us know and we will get you a quick answer from them.
ACP 15mm/22mm Water Conditioners
Bacterial Growth In A Petri Dish After 4-6 Days
Commercial and domestic water conditioners in the UK use a salt-free technology that releases small amounts of zinc into your water. This zinc reacts with the minerals in hard water to create non-adhering lime, ultimately reducing unwanted limescale build-up in your household water pipes, boiler heat exchangers, kitchen appliances, shower heads, and more. All without removing any beneficial minerals from your drinking water. Unlike water softeners that rely on regular top ups of salt, water conditioners for hard water silently carry on working in the background with zero ongoing maintenance of any sort.
Read below on how a measly 1mm layer of limescale deposits in your boilers heat exchanger can increase your energy costs by £200 per year.
Watch A Quick Introduction To The Aquabion Water Conditioner
There are chalk and limestone regions scattered through the UK, especially in the South and East of England. An estimated 13 million UK homes are in hard water regions. The more limescale deposits allowed to build-up within your pipes, boiler heat exchanger and kitchen appliances, the more reduced water flow issues and appliance breakdowns you will experience. This can lead to long downtimes, expensive repairs, and in some cases total replacement.
Integrating a inline water conditioner into your mains water supply is a great way to reduce the amount of mineral build-up in your plumbing, as well as offering protection from metal corrosion which can occur beneath the scale.
Potential Limescale Problem Areas In The UK
Corrosion Of Internal Copper Surface
Breeding Ground For Bacteria Like Salmonella
Requires Replacement Of A Heating Element
Cut-Out of A Copper Hot Water Cylinder
Reduced Heat Transfer To Living Areas
Leaves White Stains On Glassware
Is Your Kettle Taking Longer To Boil Water?
Permanent Damage To Chrome Finishes
Not Even Metal Fittings Are Safe From Corrosion
Harbors Microorganism Including Fungi & Protists
Another Expensive Repair That Could Have Been Avoided
Inefficient Boiler Heat Exchanger Wasting Energy
Many studies have proven the negative effects of limescale on your heating system, causing your boiler to burn more energy to deliver the same amount of output.
The Carbon Trust noted a 7% increase in energy usage for a 1mm layer of limescale. British Water calculated a 12% loss in heating efficiency for every 1.6mm of limescale build-up in your heating system.
This equates to an average of £200 added to your energy bill every year. And if you are in a hard water area you could be looking at a 6mm build-up of scale over four years, a massive 40% hit on energy costs.
Aquabion are the market leaders in the UK and throughout Europe, selling their popular S15 water conditioners for domestic properties with a lower water usage, and the bigger S20 for larger properties. Their patented zinc-based galvanic and electrolytic solution technology was developed over 20 years ago, with German manufacturing ensuring an excellent build quality.
The Aquabion S15 & S20 Water Conditioners
The S15 and S20 will give you 5 years of maintenance free limescale protection, covered by a 5 year manufacturers warranty to take the worry out of installing these products. That along with their 1 year satisfaction guarantee and end of life replacement discount means you cannot go wrong with an Aquabion.
Advanced Hydro is a relative newcomer in this field and have spent many years developing their Advanced Crystallisation Process (ACP) technology. Their zinc-based water conditioning technology is completely engineered, developed and manufactured in the UK, and has been independently tested by the University of Surrey (see their Functional Testing & Evaluation Report).
The Advanced Hydro ACP15 & ACP20 Water Conditioners
They offer the ACP15 and ACP20 products for domestic installation with 10 years of ‘fit & forget’ worry free operation, backed by a comprehensive 10 year warranty. Their 1 year no-quibble customer satisfaction guarantee provides further peace of mind.
|Limescale Prevention||Over 80%||Over 80%|
|Independently Tested||No||See Results|
|Complete Household Protection||Yes||Yes|
|Lifespan||7 Years||10 Years|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 Years||10 Years|
|Chemical & Salt Free||Yes||Yes|
|Includes Earth Clamp & Wire||Yes||Yes|
|Zero Maintenance Costs||Yes||Yes|
|Country Of Manufacture||Germany||UK|
|Reduces Heating Costs||Yes||Yes|
|Reduces Appliance Repair Bills||Yes||Yes|
|Reduces Usage Of Cleaning Chemicals||Yes||Yes|
|Reduces Risk Of Legionella||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Operating Pressure||16.0 bar||10.0 bar|
|WRAS Approved (For Drinking Water)||Yes||Yes|
|Safe For Making Baby Food||Yes||Yes|
|Retains Naturally Occurring Minerals||Yes||Yes|
|Zinc Content (Depletes Over Lifespan)||x1||x2|
|S15 vs ACP15 Weight||0.436kg||1.1kg|
|S15 vs ACP15 Diameter||30mm||38mm|
|S15 vs ACP15 Length||120mm||150mm|
|S20 vs ACP20 Weight||1.64kg||3.1kg|
|S20 vs ACP20 Diameter||45mm||56mm|
|S20 vs ACP20 Length||180mm||205mm|
Advanced Hydro also supply water conditioners for commercial sites and for very large domestic properties, available in sizes 25MM (1″), 1 1/4″ (32mm), 1 1/2″ (40mm) and 2″ (50mm). These products work in the exact same way as the smaller ACP15 and ACP20 models.
Advanced Hydro have a great reputation in the commercial/industrial sector as a specialist supplier of water conditioners up to 6″ in size. Their expertise and manufacturer processes filter down into their domestic units.
Their most prestigious installation site is the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, a world renowned children’s hospital.