A powerflush removes rust, debris and sludge from your central heating system by thoroughly cleansing it. You should care because if you don’t clean your system regularly it can become less efficient.
How can you know when your heating system needs a powerflush?
If your boiler is making loud noises and they’re little different to the usual noises you’re accustomed to, then you may have a problem. Excessive noise, dirty or cloudy water and a heating system which takes a long time to warm up could mean it needs a thorough cleanse. You may also notice a build-up of limescale.
The Powerflushing Process
The purpose of powerflushing is to help circulate the water around the heating system successfully with no noise, and to help eliminate the contaminants which cause the cloudy, dirty water.
What Happens With a Powerflush?
One of our heating engineers will use a powerful pumping unit capable of high to low pressure, which can either go to the circulation pump or pump head, depending on which type of boiler you have.
What Chemicals are Used?
The chemicals we use will include something powerful enough to break the sludge and remove it successfully, usually a descaler and corrosion inhibitor which will put a stop to further rusting. Both crust breaker and remover will be acid-based, and will be powerful enough to put an end to any particles which may have settled in the boiler, pipes or radiators. Don’t worry about the acid, there will be none left in the water once the process has come to an end.
How Long Does a Power Flush Take?
The estimated time for a power flush is around 6 hours, but it could take longer depending on the state of your central heating system. It could even take less than 6 hours if your system isn’t too badly affected.
Save Money Long-Term
A power flush can help you save money in the long-term, because if your heating system is working properly, your heating bills will reflect that. An inefficient central heating system will work out more expensive, so having it flushed will give you better results.
Hometech – The Heating Professionals
At Hometech we only use trained professionals to carry out the power flush process, making it safe and clean helping you to eliminate noisy boilers, pumps and radiators. If you’re having problems with your central heating system and you suspect it’s not working as well as it should be, get in touch with us here at Hometech and we’ll be happy to talk it through and take a preliminary look.