When to power flush your central heating


Central heating systems are a must in just about every home in the UK. We need them to fight off the harsh, blustery and cold conditions that we face almost daily. Regular maintenance ensures that the life of your central heating system is maximised and optimal warmth can be enjoyed. Calcium build up and oxide sludge in your heating system slow down the heat transfer, which in turn could damage your pipes, valves and heating controls.

How often should power flushing be done?

Generally speaking, power flushing your radiators in your central heating system should be done every 5 to 6 years, depending on the age and type of your boiler and what materials your radiators are made of. Another factor which could influence how often your central heating is power flushed is the quality and har

How do you know if your central heating needs flushing?

If your room just isn’t warming up as it should be or you can feel cold spots at the bottom of your radiators, it could mean that your central heating needs power flushing. These are common symptoms that would indicate that your central heating needs attention.

Is power flushing needed if my radiator is new or less than 5 years old?

More than likely not. New radiators shouldn’t need flushing at all. If you have recently installed new radiators, but the rest of your central heating system is more than 5 years old and you are experiencing poor heating performance or cold spots, it could mean that there was corrosion or sludge in your system already which has travelled down into your radiators, so power flushing will be necessary. If you’re still having heating problems, it could mean that there are issues with your boiler or the plumbing, and a professional plumber will need to advise you.

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