You may have noticed that your water doesn’t get hot enough no matter how long you let the tap run for. On chilly mornings you have noticed that your radiators have cold spots or are even cold to the touch despite your heating being switched on and running.
If you have noticed that some of your rooms are colder than others, or that they never seem to get warm even when you turn up your heating, then you may have a problem with a dirty central heating system.
Using inhibitor solution
It may be that you have recently moved into your new property and don’t know exactly how old the central heating system is. It could be that you cannot remember exactly when your plumber added a chemical inhibitor or magnetic filter to your system.
You should aim to add fresh inhibitor solution at least every four years, and it would help you to make a note of the date you added it for future reference.
Chemical inhibitor is a solution you add to your central heating water. It costs around £20 per litre and just one litre should be sufficient for an average three-bedroom home. It acts to help stop your heating system from rusting up. The water in your system reacts to the metal of your radiators and pipework and causes a build-up of magnetite, or rust deposits, that will sink to the bottom of your radiators causing them to develop cold areas. This rust and sludge build-up can also block narrow vales and pipe outlets slowing down the water flow and preventing hot water from reaching some radiators completely.
The best way to treat a dirty heating system is to have it power-flushed to completely remove all the dirt and debris from the system. A chemical inhibitor can be added at the end of the process to slow down the chemical reaction and help prevent the build up of more dirt and sludge in the system. You can read more about our power-flushing services on our website.
Get a magnetic filter system installed
A magnetic filter is able to capture rust particles before they are allowed to build up in the system to cause trouble. Having a magnetic filter fitted can increase the efficiency of your central heating system and will prevent fuel wastage. Your system will not only perform better, it will also cost less to run and maintain.
The best time to have a magnetic filter added is when you are having a new central heating system installed. This will help with the longevity of your new system and improve its long-term performance. Your plumber can also add this to an existing system for a very reasonable price, but it would be worth combining this with a power-flush to truly benefit from having a completely clean central heating system.
The benefits of cleaning up your heating system will mean more even heat distribution throughout your home, lower heating bills and a greater extended life to your system. Why not call us today about having your central heating system cleaned up with a power-flush! One of our friendly customer service team members will be happy to help.