What IS Powerflushing?!
10 Jun 2015 Lisa Smith
Energy efficiency is a recurring theme in the current economic climate that we live in. Bills are steadily rising and consumers are always looking for ways to reduce their gas bills.
Powerflushing works by adding chemicals into the heating system, breaking down the sludge and debris that can often accumulate in radiators. Then, by creating a powerful flow of water with its pump, it breaks up the debris.
The main advantage with a powerflushing pump is that it allows the heating engineer to change the direction of the flow of water in the system, reaching parts of the radiators a normal circulating pump can’t. Flow reversal of fast moving water creates an almost tidal effect inside the radiators, breaking up the debris and making it easier to drain out and dispose of.
So, is powerflushing just for old heating systems?
I was always really sceptical of powerflushing when I was an apprentice. I thought it was gimmicky and didn’t really do much. I was very, very wrong, and it is now an integral part of every boiler change that I carry out now.
Replacing your boiler for a new one will always increase the efficiency of the heating system, lowering energy costs and reducing carbon emissions. However well your new boiler is fitted though, the energy and fuel savings won’t be fully realised without also powerflushing the heating system after the new boiler is installed.
However, the powerflushing of old heating systems has yielded excellent results. We have recently used it to great effect to unblock an old heating system, allowing the radiators to heat up in minutes, rather than the hour it was taking before.
For maximum effect, having a magnetic filter installed on the system will continue to collect all the debris and further protect the system even after powerflushing is complete.
For more information and advice about how you can optimise the efficiency and performance of your existing heating system with powerflushing or the installation of a magnetic filter, just give us a call on 01473353636 and we will call you back within 24 working hours. Alternatively you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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