Scale formation on water heaters is a common experience for all, and with time it reduces the efficiency of the heating element.
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The powdery white material is mineral deposits in taps, kettles, and boilers are the result of limestone build up what people call limescale. The phenomenon is prevalent in areas of hard water that is rich in calcium and magnesium. The scale formation does not only look disgusting but affects the functioning of equipment and even changes the taste of coffee that you make at home.
Coffee machines are prone to scaling problems due to the quality of water used and as result scale forms in the boiler which is the most concerning aspect that affects the taste of coffee. To get rid of the problem without using the complex water softening system and chemicals and in a more affordable manner, Eddy electric water descalers provide the right solution.
The science behind limescale
Limescale is nothing but calcium carbonate that results from the magnesium and calcium ions which are the main constituents in hard water. Since both calcium and magnesium are soluble in hot and cold water calcium carbonate does not form precipitate but the other components of hard water mix with it to develop limescale.
A descaler is not a softener
Many people confuse the functioning of a descaler with water softener because a softener removes calcium and magnesium from water which the descaler does not. The descaler changes the properties of limescale so that there is no scale build-up in pipes and vessels. The Eddy water descaler is therefore like an electronic water softener that effectively prevents scale formation. Although both softeners and descalers process hard water, the methods are different. Softeners use some chemicals and equipment to make the water soft whereas the descalers use electricity to reduce scale formation.
Working of descalers
Descalers come in many shapes and sizes, but the Eddy descalers are small portable devices that are easy to install and use. It does not require any professional help for installing the device. The device uses powerful electromagnetic fields to separate the scale-forming ions in water first and then using electromagnetic force to shatter the particles. The electromagnetic waves that pass through water oscillate the microparticles at high frequency and render it ineffective. All this happens as you switch on the device that runs on electricity and without using any chemicals of complex plumbing operations.
Remember that descalers are not softeners and you must set your expectations accordingly.