Power Flush your Heating System to Improve Efficiency
Power flushing refers to the procedure that is employed in removing debris, rust, or sludge from the central heating system. These sludges accumulate as a result of the prolonged retention of water in the steel component of the radiator, and when this occurs over time, it becomes difficult for water to flow via the heating system. This, if not correctly taken care of, can result in damage that will cost a lot to repair.
When do I need a power flush?
If you practice the act of servicing your boiler frequently by a gas engineer, then, you do not have to worry about power flushing except you have other circulation problems. However, if you haven’t been practicing this, then, it’s high time you invited the services of an OFTEC or gas certified engineer.
Moreover, individuals who want to install a new boiler in their home need to power flush before installation as recommended by OFTEC, gas safe, and British standards. Failure to do that might result in the withdrawal of the warranty by the manufacturer.
What are the symptoms of a heating system that requires a power flush?
- Development of Cold patches below the radiator
- Noisy boiler
- Reduced efficacy in the performance of the boiler, e.g., when there is a slow-down in heating
- Presence of dark-colored water while bleeding the radiator
Advantages of a power flush
- Minimal time required for radiators to heat
- The boiler will operate without incessant noise
- An increase in the productivity of your boiler
What takes place during a power flush?
A flush pump will be attached to the central heating system by the engineer. Afterward, devices that will dislodge the debris is passed through the flush pump, which will help to eliminate debris and sludge that have blocked the central heating system.
After the total flush of the debris, clean water is passed through the pipe connecting the central system at a pressure enough to force contaminated water out through a dump valve. Also, the engineer will make sure he repeats the process for individual radiators.
Although power flushing has not been established as the best method to remove clogs from the central heating system, it is still the best available method for cleansing pipelines and radiators.
Upon the completion of the process, your central heating system will return to its normal function – coupling takes about 5 minutes.