Radiators cold at the bottom?
Boiler banging and noisy?
Then you need a power flush!
Power flushing will greatly benefit your central heating system if it has been installed for several years.
A power flush is a way to clean the inside of your heating system to help make it run more efficiently, heat your home more effectively and extend the life of your boiler.
Water will flow easier around the pipe work and through the radiators, putting less strain on your heating system pump and circulating heat faster around your home.
You don't have to wait for there to be a problem with your heating system before getting it power flushed, if it hasn't be done for about 5 years, it's a good idea to get it done again to help keep your system clear, after all prevention is better than cure.
Once you've had your heating system power flushed you may want to consider having a magnetic sludge filter fitted to help maintain the cleanliness of your system. You can find more out about these here.
Do I need a power flush?
Signs you need a power flush are:
Radiators cool to the touch
Cold bottom sections of radiators
Rooms not reaching their set temperature
Your boiler is noisier than it should be or banging
Rising gas usage through the winter
Before a power flush
Radiators are cold at the bottom due to a build up of 'sludge' preventing the water from flowing freely around the entire radiator.
After a power flush
Radiators are free from 'sludge' build up which allows water to flow freely around the whole radiator, producing more heat, warming up your home more efficiently.
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The flow of water around your heating system can be restricted due to a build up of sludge, rust or limescale.
With this building up it will put strain on other parts of your heating system such as the pump, radiator valves and boiler.
By getting these problems flushed out by one of our professional engineers a lot of these issues will be solved.
This helps the boiler to run more efficiently and last longer, saving you expansive repair bills.
We would recommend having your heating system Power Flushed about every 5 years, to keep your heating system maintained on the inside, helping to prevent costly and annoying breakdowns.
How long does it take?
A power flush can be a lengthy process, but the results will be worth the wait.
It could take between 5 - 10 hours, depending on various factors such as:
The number of radiators you have
How old your current boiler and central heating system is
The amount of 'sludge' build up in your pipe work and system
What are the benefits of a power flush?
Once your power flush is complete, you can expect the following benefits:
More effective heating system.
Less tension on your boiler.
Increased life of your boiler.
Less tension on other vital parts of your heating system such as the pump, zone valves and radiator valves.
Radiators and pipe work will heat up quicker.
Heat will be dispersed more equally throughout your home.
How much does a power flush cost?
The cost of a power flush will depend on how many radiators you have, the fewer radiators you have installed in your heating system, the cheaper it will be.
When looking at the price of a power flush you need to remember that by having your system flushed out it will help to prevent costly repairs further down the line and will also help your heating system run more efficiently and effectively, saving you money on your energy bills.