Does my central heating system need a Power Flush?
If your central heating system has any of the following symptoms, it probably needs a POWER FLUSH:
- Radiator water is dirty
- System is slow to heat up
- Radiators need frequent bleeding
- Boiler failure or lockout
- Boiler noise
- Pump failure
- Pump noise
- Some radiators are partially or completely cold
- Blocked radiators
- Pinhole leaks from radiators
These problems are a result of inertial corrosion scale and sludge forming within your central heating system. Power Flushing is the only way to give your system a new lease of life and is by far the cheapest option in the long run.
What happens during a Powerflush and how long could it take?
Using a specialised machine, a chemical is circulated through your radiators, pipes and boiler at a high pressure. This flushes out any potentially inhibiting deposits and thus allows water to flow freely throughout your system.
The length of time needed for a Powerflush typically depends on your system’s size and condition. Usually, a Powerflush can take up to around 8 hours to perform, however on particularly complicated systems, it could take up to 2 days.
What are the benefits of getting a Powerflush?
There are plenty of benefits of getting a Powerflush. These include:
- Enhanced energy-efficiency
- Improved system reliability
- Potentially lower energy bills*
- Reduced likeliness of boiler breakdown
- Could increase system lifespan
- Radiators can warm up quicker
- Better quality of heating and hot water
- Reduced noise from boiler and radiators
When should you get a system Powerflush?
Powerflushing is required when the system is heavily contaminated. This can be caused by a number of factors including incorrect installation, the system not been thoroughly cleansed before installation or bacterial growth.
If you’re getting a new boiler installed, the building regulations recommend that a suitable cleanse is carried out prior to the installation. This can vary from a simple system flush with clean water to a powerful Powerflush on more contaminated systems. This helps to prevent your new system from being contaminated and inhibited by the sludge and debris that was present in your old one.