Reasons to power flush your central heating

If you’ve never thought about getting your central heating power flushed before, there are many great reasons to consider having this process carried out. Power flushing is a method used to clear away various unwanted materials that may have built up in your system over time. These materials can include a wide range of substances including sludge. Once the power flushing process has taken place you may see a considerable rise in efficiency. Read on to learn more about the various benefits of power flushing your central heating system.

Benefits of central heating power flushing

You can expect to not only see a rise in efficiency after power flushing but even a reduction in your fuel bills too. This is because your system won’t need to work as hard to keep you warm once it has been power flushed.

Why is power flushing so effective?

The power flushing process sees a machine and multiple chemicals being used to clean the internal pipes of your radiators. Sludge can build up inside your radiators over time and create cold spots. Once cold spots are present, it is harder for water to flow efficiently. Power washing aims to remove the sludge and therefore the cold spots.

How long does power flushing take?

The time it takes for power flushing to be carried out can depend on a range of factors. These include the amount of sludge that’s present in your system as well as the size of your system. It typically takes around five hours or so for the process to be completed.

How do I know if I need to have my system power flushed?

You may require power flushing if you suspect cold spots are present within it. Your radiators and boilers may have started to emit more noise than usual when you turn them on, or your system may be taking longer to heat up than usual. Your tap water may have become cloudy.

How often does power flushing need to be carried out?

It’s wise to have your system power flushed around every five years, though you may need to take action sooner if you are experiencing big problems with your central heating. Power flushing can play a big role in ensuring your system is working to the best of its ability. Once the power flushing process has taken place, your system should be cheaper to run.

How Ability can help

At Ability, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to carrying out power flushing. Our Gas Safe-registered engineers are fully qualified to carry out this work and are only happy when you are totally satisfied with the work that they have carried out. Why not find out more about our power flushing services today?

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