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Powerflushing – what is it and how can it protect your central heating? 

Ensuring central heating works effectively and efficiently is essential – especially during winter and the cost of living crisis. One way to help keep central heating up to the job is through powerflushing.  

What is powerflushing? 

Powerflushing is a cleaning method used within the maintenance of central heating systems. And it quite literally does what it says on the tin.  

It is the most efficient and effective way to clean systems. The method creates a powerful freshwater flow under controlled conditions to remove any debris which has built up, leaving a clear system to operate as it should.  

There are two different types of powerflushing – chemical and magnetic.  

The first type involves inserting chemicals into your heating system to break down debris and clear it. Meanwhile, magnetic powerflushing involves a machine which uses magnets to pick up oxide sludge and other sediment.  

What are the benefits of powerflushing?  

The benefits are simple – it ensures your central heating is more effective and efficient. 

If a boiler is left uncleaned, corrosion debris can build up and waste fuel – up to 30% of fuel consumption in fact. So it pays to avoid it.  

It also ensures radiators are clear of both sediment and air – so there won’t be any cool spots! If the top of your radiator is cool, it means air is trapped. However, if the bottom stays cold, it’s a sign there is a build-up of black sludge.  

Not only does powerflushing help ensure your heating systems work as they should, it can also save you money on your bills. Additionally, it can prolong the life of your boiler and meet warranty requirements.  

If you would like to arrange a powerflush of your central heating system, get in touch with our team of experts.  

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