As we continue to use our boiler for our hot water and central heating every day, we often forget that a build up of residue and sludgy deposits are accumulating inside the system itself. Over time this build up can cause cold spots on your radiators and excess strain on your boiler and other mechanical parts, such as your pump and motorised valves. This is when your system needs a power flush.
Sludge or calcium build up in a heating system means there could be an underlining problem that’s allowing air to get into the central heating system, causing radiators and heat exchangers to corrode. If you’re currently experiencing heating system issues then a power flush may be the ideal solution to restore optimal heating to your home.
But how do you know if you need a power flush? Here are some symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- Boiler constantly breaking down
- Boiler making banging and/or knocking noises
- Boiler switching on and off frequently
- If you have a combination boiler you may notice that the hot water keeps getting hot and then cold
- Central heating radiators taking a long time to heat up
- Radiators getting cold spots
- Radiators not getting very hot when the pipe work is getting hot
- House always feels cold even when the heating’s on
Over time boilers can become damaged if you don’t power flush your heating system and can lead to being deemed uneconomical to repair and requiring a replacement.
If you continue to avoid powerflushing, then the efficiency of your system will be affected, costing you lots of money in fuel and system repair bills.
Not only does a power flush save your heating system but it can also save you money and the environment. A power flush reduces your gas bills by up to 30% and decreases the wear and tear on boilers, minimising the risks of future breakdowns. Carbon emissions are also reduced when you power flush.
Barry Ward Ltd can treat most types of central heating system with a power flush treatment to extract these harmful deposits in your radiators and boiler. After your system has been cleaned, the system is filled with fresh water and a protective chemical to protect against future clogging.