One of the most effective ways to clean a central heating system and one of the easiest ways to fix a wide range of problems.
It’s a technique that can be used to clear out sludge, dirty water, rust and even debris from within household pipes, radiators and heat exchangers which can all affect the integrity and efficiency of your central heating.
We have a network of trusted, reliable and experienced Gas Safe registered engineers who can conduct a thorough power flush on your system; cleaning it out, de-sludging and bringing a new lease of life back into your heating.
So, how do you know if you’ll need a power flush? Cold spots on radiators, poor hot water flow, noisy boilers, boiler circulation problems or if you’ve never had a power flush on your central heating.
Power flushing can also help to lower your household bills, prolong the life of your boiler and system, provide a more even distribution of heat around your property, increase the reliability of your system and save on your overall energy.
The Consequences of Having a Blocked Central Heating System
Central heating performs best and at an optimum level when the water is able to move through the system unhindered. Where there is sludge or debris, the boiler has to work twice as hard as it inadvertently has to heat up this debris as well as the water.
Some of the heat is absorbed into the sludge and therefore the boiler works harder to get to its desired temperature or does not reach the desired temperature at all. This can get worse over time as the boiler begins to get more and more stressed.
The Benefits of Having a Clear Central Heating System
If you carry out regular boiler services and maintain the boiler and central heating system, a power flush should be conducted around every six years as a preventative measure.
A clear central heating system will ensure that the water travels around more freely and will heat up quicker due to the lack of obstructions. This will mean a longer life expectancy of the boiler and its key components which will also mean a decreased likelihood that you’ll have to pay for costly repairs. Noise will also be significantly diminished as there will be no vibrations which are caused by blocked flow paths.
More to Consider
Installing a dirt and air separator to a home's heating system can potentially cut £80 - £160 off the average heating bill, according to new research commissioned.
Trials were conducted in independent laboratory testing facilities and installed on the heating systems of 200 homes over a four-year period, using a dirt separator and DE aerator.
The study found that the dirt separator and deaerator improved heating system efficiency and reliability by capturing and removing dirt and air, which can cause blockages, reduce pump performance and corrode system components.
"Reduced energy use equates to lower fuel bills and carbon emissions, while fewer system blockages and component failures reduces the risk of breakdowns"
The unique magnetic field booster technology guarantees fast and optimal dirt separation. Next to non-magnetic dirt even the smallest magnetite particles are removed, maximising system performance as well as protecting costly system components. Thanks to the ingenious design, collected dirt can be removed quickly and easily. The sturdy brass Spirotrap MBL are suitable for horizontal, vertical and even diagonal pipes.
The Vortex Energy Saver product was invented to help people save on heating costs. Dye to the unique design of this deaerator, the Vortex Energy Saver is the only product on the market proven to reduce Oxygen levels in the water of the heating system down below an inert level (less than 0.5ppm). By doing so the properties of the water are improved causing the water to heat up quicker using less energy. With no Oxygen in the water the Vortex Energy Saver helps prevent corrosion and extends the life of the heating system.
Removing the dissolved Oxygen to an inert level has proven to save on heating costs as much s 35%!
Combine these services with the new Valves (TVR's) and you will have a system more efficient than when it was first installed.
Looks expensive right?
We can do all or part service, but with a part service we cannot guarantee the results.
New central heating system.
The cost can be anything from £2500 to £5000.
You have the disruption, plus nothing is going back inexactly the same place.
So, now either you get the decorator in or you spend more money and time on DIY.
Once you have re-decorated, then there's the colour scheme, so new curtains are required etc etc.
It's far less expensive and disruptive to have a full heating refurb.