CAN A SCALE INVADER SAVE YOU MONEY?
Lime scale is a costly problem.
If the water drawn in your area has high levels of Calcium carbonate, it is known as ‘hard’ water. The result, when this water is heated, is that lime scale is deposited on the heating element, which acts as an insulator and causes heating costs to be considerably increased.
A 1.5 mm coating of Lime scale at the heat exchange point will result in nearly an 18% increase in energy consumption, be this electric or otherwise! These figures will increase over time as the deposits thicken.
This applies to all water heater exchangers from kettles to boilers!
An example of the savings that are achieved by installing Scale Invader can be demonstrated by using the office instant hot water delivery system. These units usually need descaling every 6 months just to remain functioning. If these units are not serviced on a regular basis the scale build up increases the insulation and eventually causes the heat exchanger to overheat and fail.