Approximately 87% of boiler breakdown emergency call outs are to heating systems without correct water treatment. Chemical cleaning a dirty central heating system can save up to £142 a year on gas utility bills. An inefficient traditional central heating system can increase a fuel bill by up to 35%.
Its a fact that all heating systems will work better with clean circulating water in them. It’s simply common sense. Boiler manufacturers require chemical water treatment for their warranty guarantee terms and conditions to be valid.
If a heating system is not properly cleaned, protected and maintained with high quality water treatment, the savings offered by energy efficient boilers can quickly disappear. A clean heating system uses less fuel to produce heat, which means it costs less money to run.
Corrosion deposits in an older central heating system can cause an average 15% reduction in radiator performance. Cleaning a dirty central heating system can save up to £142 a year on gas utility bills. Approximately 87% of boiler breakdown emergency call outs are to heating systems without correct water treatment.
If the boiler or radiators are blocked with sludge or debris, the boiler has to work harder using more gas meaning radiators take longer to heat up and warm the house. This causes you increased fuel bills as the system will take much longer to heat a room. An inefficient traditional central heating system can increase a fuel bill by up to 35%.
A 2% efficiency loss can be caused by limescale deposits from the initial fill water and top-up water. Tests have proven that without the use of an inhibitor, a system can lose over 6% efficiency in just three weeks. Only 1.6mm of limescale in a heating system can cause a 12% loss in heat transfer from gas to water.
Your central heating system could be over 50 years old. With a system that old there will be sludge in the system. Water treatment is an absolute must. You would not run your car knowingly on filthy oil, so why run your heating system on filthy water?
There is a belief that you can just fit a filter rather than flushing or cleansing the system, but this is not true. The heating system still needs to be flushed and cleansed, because filters are no substitute for flushing, which must still be carried out.
Previously treated systems protected with inhibitor can be put at risk when draining down and removing radiators for decorating purposes. Top-up and refill system water can seriously dilute inhibitor and weaken system protection.
Contact us for assistance to quickly arrange for your system treatment or for an estimate for your system treatment.
System Treatment services in Newcastle upon Tyne
- Power Flush
- Cold Radiator Spots
- System Flush
- Noisy Radiators