A broken down boiler or noisy radiators that need regular bleeding usually indicate that your central heating system needs a good clean.
Before the winter sets in it is even more important to make sure your heating system is in full working order so that it serves you well over the colder months.
Making sure the system is serviced by a qualified professional is vital and this should be arranged well in advance of the winter season because plumbing and heating professionals are usually inundated with work during that time and the wait for repairs or new installations can be a long one.
But you should not wait for your annual service; if you notice any problem signs with your heating system then get in touch with your plumber immediately. Quite often the system will quite simply need cleaning and if so, your engineer will probably suggest a Power Flush.
What is Power Flushing?
Power Flushing is a powerful technique for cleaning central heating systems. It can improve heating system performance by flushing out sludge and scale, optimising the heat output of radiators and promoting energy efficiency.
Power flushing can solve heating problems and prevent boiler and pump failure and can even provide lower fuel bills due to an increase in boiler efficiency. This is because the action of power flushing improves the circulation through the pipe work so the radiators and boiler do not have to work so hard.
Who should I choose for my Power Flush?
Choosing a good heating engineer to carry out your power flushing job is very important because a skilled approach and lots of experience is needed to maximise the efficiency of the job. You will find that the longer-established companies will employ methodical techniques to isolate and concentrate on problem areas so that you are left with an optimised central heating system that won’t let you down during the cold winter months.
When hiring a plumber to carry out Power Flushing work on your heating system make sure that their work is fully guaranteed for a year and that you will receive a certificate confirming that pH levels and cleanliness within your system correspond with industry standards.
Power Flushing for new Heating Systems
If you are having a new heating system installed then you should be aware that most boiler manufacturers will not guarantee any new boiler if the system is not chemically cleaned. The British Standards and the Benchmark demand thorough cleaning of the heating system, and Power Flushing is the favoured method.
Why Power Flush for winter?
Power Flushing is a powerful method used to clean heating systems. It can improve efficiency and give you peace of mind that your winter warmth won’t be jeopardised. It can also save you money on fuel bills!