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Does my central heating need a powerflush?

With the weather being so glorious recently it’s no surprise if you haven’t paid much attention to your central heating system. I mean, why would you? The past few weeks have been scorching. When the weather starts to turn, however, like it has been doing on and off, this is when thoughts turn to switching the heating back on and any problems with the system will immediately become noticeable. If something seems amiss with your central heating system, potentially it may need what we call powerflushing. From blocked pipes to lukewarm water, here’s how to work out whether your central heating system is in need of a good powerflush.       

Central heating issues

Central heating issues that can be rectified with a powerflush will generally stem from the system itself being dirty. This debris and sludge that accumulates is a buildup of oxidised iron filings and can lead to many issues with the central heating system. Here are just some of the giveaways that you may notice when your system is asking to be powerflushed.

Completely or partially cold radiators, radiators constantly needing to be bled, dirty water when radiators are bled, boiler cutting out, boiler making noises, a cold home or system slow at heating up, water temperature fluctuations and even, in some drastic cases, complete failure of the boiler.  

Why powerflush?

Organising a powerflush by a professional such as Direct Heating Installations will iron out any problems caused by a buildup of oxidised iron filings. Pardon the pun. It will also ensure your heating is back up and running as normal, so long as there are no underlying faults that are causing the issues instead. Even more beneficial to the homeowner, the powerflushing process also comes with many other advantages too such as:

Restored radiator heat output, system as a whole running quieter, less risk of breakdown, better water temperatures, reduced warranty problems and the efficiency of the central heating system as a whole greatly improving.   

If you’ve never had a powerflush before, even if you haven’t noticed any major changes in your central heating, it’s probably a good idea to get one booked now and save on any unnecessary problems further into the future. In fact, most manufacturers actually ask for a powerflush as standard when a new boiler is to be installed. Check out this helpful article for more information on powerflushing for new boilers.    

To powerflush or not to powerflush?

If you’re still unsure as to whether your system is in need of a power flush or not, at Direct Heating Installations, we’ve got your back. Our impressive MagnaClean® PowerFlushing Filter could save you money in the long-run on heating and repairs and it is always better to powerflush the system before looking at replacing boiler parts. If it isn’t something that a powerflush can fix in the first instance, our helpful team will identify any underlying faults with the system and have you back up and running again in no time.  

To book in your free survey for a quotation on powerflushing, just call our helpful team on 0113 212 8077 or why not send us a quick message via our online Contact Us form.   

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