Preventative maintenance tips for your commercial or domestic heating system

One of the best ways to stop dirt and air from accumulating inside your commercial or domestic heating system is to carry out preventative maintenance. Today’s heating systems are incredibly dependent upon clean water quality. It’s essential to have a clean water supply to keep systems and components like boilers, heat pumps, cylinders and fan coils efficient.

Overcome central heating problems

Studies suggest that around 80% of all central heating system problems are linked to sludge or debris inside the systems. This is why it’s so important to not only clean out your systems regularly but to take preventative action too. Air and dirt can cause big problems inside your heating system. Air can cause pipes to become noisy and can also result in circulation blocks and low flow rates. It can also make the transfer of heat into your space less efficient. This means your rooms could become much colder than required, and you may also find yourself spending more on heating. Air is also linked to system corrosion and therefore the breakdown of pipes, radiators and boiler heat exchangers.

One of the most effective ways to reduce the amount of air that’s inside a system is to fit valves which will automatically vent air when it’s accumulating in a riser. You can also fit standard and automatic air vents inside your radiators. Automatic valves ensure that air build-ups are managed continually rather than once a year when your system is inspected, or when it breaks down. There are various solutions on the market which ensure air is vented continuously.

Issues with older systems

Some older systems have filters and strainers inside them. These can remove larger particles of debris. However, smaller particles including rust and fine sand may not be trapped. This can result in the loss of water pressure. Most strainers need to be removed and cleaned regularly, but modern dirt separators can exploit gravity to ensure even the smallest particles are removed from your system. This can prevent or minimise operating pressure loss. Some separators even have triple dirt and air separation abilities.

How Ability can help

At Ability, we can help if you’re interested in preventative maintenance and are looking for new ways to remove air or debris from your systems. We have been a leading player in our field for several years, and we always go the extra mile to deliver the excellence that you require. We have fitted modern air and dirt removal systems for a wide range of customers in the past, and these include both business and residential clients. 

Contact us

Talk to us today if you are looking for an efficient method of removing air and dirt from your plumbing systems in the south east. You can reach us by completing the form on our site, by giving us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending a message to We will get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.

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