Power flushing is the most efficient and effective method of cleansing a central heating system. The principle is to circulate a cleansing chemical and water mixture under controlled conditions to remove debris from the system.
How would you benefit from power flushing?
- Reduced fuel bills
- Improved central heating efficiency
- Increases pump life
- Reduces boiler noise
- Quicker heat up times
- Hotter radiators
- Extends lifespan of radiators
- Prevents build up oxidative 'sludge'
Having your central heating system power flushed will help keep it running at optimum efficiency at all times and help prevent break downs caused by internal deterioration. This can save you considerable amounts of money over time.
Questions and answers on power flushing
What is a power flush?
Power flushing is the most efficient and effective method of cleansing a central heating system. The principle is to circulate a cleansing chemical and water mixture under controlled conditions to remove debris from the system. The chemical cleaning water has a high flow rate but not much pressure, so your existing pipe work remains quite safe. By connecting the power flushing pump to the heating circuit in place of the central heating system pump, boiler or radiator the circuit can be thoroughly cleansed of lime scale and corrosion debris.
What happens during a power flush?
The power flushing pump is connected to the heating system, either across the circular pump couplings, the tails of a radiator or wherever most practicable.
Power flushing works by pumping water at a much higher velocity than usual through the system to loosen and mobilise harmful corrosion deposits and suspend them in the rapidly flowing water. During the process specialist cleansing chemicals are used and an instantaneous flow reversal device, which creates turbulence in the radiators to optimise 'pick up' of the debris.
Once loosened the unwanted debris is purged from the system with clean water, at the end of the flushing the system contains only clean water. No radiators are removed or disconnected throughout this process.
Are there any problems with power flushing?
The success of a power flush will depend on the level of heating system corrosion which has occurred before hand. The process will cure most circulation problems but cannot undo corrosion and gradual decay that has led to the systems poor health.
Whilst it is rare for leaks to appear in the system it is not possible to inspect it internally before hand and the need to use a flushing and dispersing chemical for effective cleansing means occasionally we find a leak.
The advanced stage of corrosion required for such a situation means that the leak would occur imminently even without a power flush. We believe that it is better that it occurs whilst we are present to remedy the problem rather than it happen when the house is unoccupied.
What type of heating system do I have, is it suitable?
Virtually all older central heating systems are suitable for power flushing. If you are having a new boiler installed you will have the system power flushed anyway.
For more information on how power flushing can benefit you please give us a call.
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