We've had far more call outs for power flushing in the colder months as people turn on their heating, to discover it is not working as it should, states Shauna Matthews, head of administration at Central Heating Flush.
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London, UK (PRWEB UK) 21 October 2011
With winter fast approaching, it is important to make sure central heating systems are running efficiently, keeping homes warm and reducing the cost of energy bills.
Central heating systems can decrease in efficiency over time as a result of rust deposits (sludge) building up inside due to the constant flow of water through the system, with limescale build up being an additional problem in hard water areas. This build up puts more pressure on the heating systems components making them work harder, driving up running costs. There are several options to deal with this problem, such as using inhibitor chemicals, installing a filter and power flushing.
Various inhibitor chemicals are available, which can help to reduce rusting or eat away at rust deposits. Inhibitor can be put into the system through the filling loop in the boiler, or ‘injected’ in the side of a radiator. Only pH neutral inhibitors can be left in the system, others have to be manually flushed out with a garden hose.
Installing a filter, designed to collect the loose rust particles as they flow through the system, is another highly effective way to keep the build up of rust deposits down. The model of filter used and the condition of a heating system will determine how often the filter needs to be cleaned out.
Power flushing is the most effective way to clear out the build up of rust deposits and limescale from a heating system. Power flushing uses specialist equipment to pump water and cleaning chemicals through the whole system until only clean pH neutral water is left inside the system. This process usually takes between 4 and 8 hours to complete, depending on the size and condition of the heating system. It is recommended to use either inhibitor chemicals or to install a filter following a power flush, to maintain the level of efficiency achieved by the power flush.
For more information on power flushing and filters, visit http://centralheatingflush.com.
Having an old boiler upgraded can greatly improve a central heating systems’ efficiency, as modern Band A boilers are up to 20% more efficient than the older Band G boilers many people have in their homes. Modern boilers allow home owners to have more control of their heating by regulating the temperature to prevent over-heating. Fitting thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s) on each radiator gives home owners even more control of their heating, by being able to adjust the heating to each area of their home.
Help with the cost of upgrading boilers and installing TRV’s can be found through the governments Green Deal, introduced to improve the energy efficiency level of U.K. properties to reduce carbon emissions. For more information on the Green Deal, visit http://www.green-deal-guide.co.uk.
About Central Heating Flush
Central Heating Flush is a London based company which specialises in power flushing, boiler servicing and the installation of TRV’s and MagnaClean filters, with hundreds of fully qualified and conscientious engineers operating in all parts of London and the surrounding areas.
Central Heating Flush
1-6 Station Road,
Phone: 0208 238 1988 | 0333 320 0468