What is Power Flushing?
If the water in your heating system is contaminated with debris and sludge your heating system could work less efficiently or even stop working altogether. Scale and corrosion can collect in central heating system pipes, radiators, coils and heat exchangers, and the signs that this could be happening to your central heating system include:
- Radiators taking a while to heat up
- Noisy boiler
- Cold spots on radiators, even after bleeding
- Inefficient central heating system
There is a way to prevent this though: power flushing. Power flushing is a technique used to clear sludge from your central heating system. Power flushing is carried out by a heating engineer who will connect a powerful pressure pumping unit to the central heating system and with the help of high strength cleansing chemicals will flush out anything in the system.
Once a power flush is complete, you can expect the following benefits:
- Pipes and radiators will get hotter quicker
- More cost efficient system
- Less stress on the boiler
- Increased life of the boiler
- Heat will be distributed more evenly throughout the home
Warmer Homes Heating & Renewables recommend that your central heating system is power flushed as part of your new boiler installation, and while some companies will charge extra for this (anywhere between a couple of hundred to over a thousand pounds) Warmer Homes Heating & Renewables include power flushing in all boiler installations (excluding Government grant funded installations).
You should also check the guarantee on any new boiler as most manufacturers will not accept a claim if the system hasn’t been recently power flushed.