Powerflushing Your Central Heating System – How Is It Done? best design for your Heating System
Do you have a central heating system? Have you had it powerflushed lately? Then there’s a problem. You see, radiators tend to rust on the inside, this rusting causes a build up of limescale and black iron oxide – often referred to as “sludge.” While the sludge is in the heating system, it moves around, blocking valves, pipes and boilers which will eventually cause harm to your system.
Of course, where there is a problem there is always a solution and the solution to this problem involves a process known as powerflushing. In the paragraphs below, we are going to tell you how to powerflush your central heating system.
Before a powerflush is performed, the sludge settles at the bottom of the radiator, blocking water that is supposed to flow into all panels and resulting in “cold spots” on the radiators. Depending on how much sludge has built up, the entire process should take no longer than four hours.
Central Heating System : How Do We Know Our Unit Needs to be Powerflushed?
If your radiator has a cold spot in the center of it, then it more than likely needs to be powerflushed.
There are so many advantages to having this done in your home. Here’s a list of advanatages:
- Improvement in your hot water supply
- A warmer Home
- Reduce radiator corrosion
- Can help eliminate those annoying banging noises you hear from time to time when the unit is turned on.
Not to mention the fact that powerflushing can help reduce the fuel bill by up to 50%. If you notice a hike in your gas or dual fuel bill, you may want to have your heating unit checked over.
How is the Powerflush Done?
There are companies you can hire that will do the job for you. These companies normally set the equipment up outside. The equipment will be connected to your central heating and will clean the entire system. The powerflush can be done, without having to remove the radiators.
Cleaner is used in the water, which will loosen the rust. During this process, the heating unit will be turned on (this will not harm the unit) and the radiator surface will be looked over for any cold spots. By vibrating those cold spots and flushing water through each radiator, the “sludge” will loosen at a rapid pace. The sludge will then come from the radiators where it will be collected at the companies magnet filter.
The process ends when the water samples are clean. A corrosion inhibitor will be added to the water and the radiators will be balanced.
Which Company Should We Hire?
The company you hire is entirely up to you, we highly recommend you doing your research before you make your decision. You should never choose the first company you come across, without first doing research to make sure the company is legit.
www.powerflushsafe.co.uk is a website that lists fully vetted powerflush experts in the UK.
Author : This post supplied by Mark Stubbles, Mark once caused serious damage when trying to carry out some radiator DIY.