The efficiency of a washing machine depends on how well the detergent dissolves in water to penetrate each fiber and eliminate dirt.
Most Indian towns, except the top metros, depend on groundwater sources that have large salt deposits making the water hard. Detergent does not dissolve properly in hard water, and thus, you find white-colored deposits on your clothes, especially the darker-hued garments.
Besides, the detergent residue can cause skin allergies if you wear these clothes without rinsing them properly. Secondly, the detergent residue can stick to the drum sides and the drain pipes to form a superficial layer and affect the overall efficiency of the washing machine.
The solution is to ensure that detergent dissolves entirely in water. The water has to be softened to ensure it. Hence, you find washing machine service personnel advocating the use of water softeners.
IFB has introduced an innovative technology, Aqua Energie, that deploys a specialized physical treatment device to improve the water’s quality. You can experience the effect better in areas having hard water.
How Aqua Energie Works
This special device forms an integral part of the water intake system of the washing machine. The technology works by breaking the bi-carbonates in water into microscopic crystals to reduce their tendency to stick to the fabrics or other surfaces.
As a result, the crystals flow along with the water and ensure that the detergents dissolve entirely in water to improve their overall efficiency. This feature reduces the surface tension of water, facilitates convenient wetting of your garments, and improves overall detergent action.
The Advantages of Aqua Energie
- It reduces the formation of salt deposits or scales on the machine components like the washing tub or heater.
- As the detergent dissolves fully in water, it ensures optimum use of detergent, resulting in reduced detergent consumption.
- You do not get detergent residue traces on your clothes, making them clean and hygienic to wear.
- The softening of water enhances the wash quality of the machine.
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Is it necessary for areas with soft water supply?
The question arises as to whether Aqua Energie technology is necessary for areas where the water is soft and allows easy detergent dissolution. In places like Mumbai, the water is soft, and detergent dissolves easily in water.
Under such circumstances, the effects of Aqua Energie will not be visible easily. However, that should not make much difference because Aqua Energie is an inbuilt technology available on all IFB washing machines. Though Aqua Energie has better applications in areas with hard water, the technology does not harm your clothes in any way. On the contrary, it acts as additional protection to your washing machine and extends the longevity of the wash drum and the heaters.
Geetha Srinivasan is a homemaker by profession and choice. Her passion and skill in understanding the nuances of electric appliances prove handy in providing information about Home & kitchen appliances in the most straightforward manner possible.