What is a power flush, and do I really need one?

You may not have heard of a power flush, but much like a boiler service, it’s a great way to help keep your heating system in tip-top shape! Not only does it remove the debris, sludge and grit in your radiators, but it can also help improve the efficiency of your heating and can even save you money on your energy bills! But what are the 5 main signs you may need a power flush?

Your heating system is slow to warm up!
If you’re waiting 45 minutes for the radiators to heat up, chances are they need a good clean out! Try bleeding them first, and if it still doesn’t improve, then you may want to consider contacting us for a power flush!

The boiler is noisier than usual!
Naturally, if your boiler is over five years’ old, it will start making a bit of noise when it’s running. However, if you’re struggling to hear the TV because of the banging from your boiler, you should probably call your local heating engineer to investigate the problem.

There’s dirty water when you bleed the radiators!
Murky, brown water from your radiators is a sign that you have a build-up of rust or corrosion. Unfortunately, no amount of bleeding your radiators will stop this! A full power flush is the best way to get rid of the dirty water, as it removes all the muddy substance from your radiators, leaving them clean and fully functioning!

Your boiler keeps short cycling!
It’s normal for your oil boiler to short cycle for up to a minute, but if you’re noticing it’s turning off more than usual, you may have a problem. This could be due to many issues with your heating system – one being the pressuretrol getting clogged up with gunk and debris. Speak to your heating engineer about getting a power flush, to help get rid of the dirt in your pipes!

Your radiators are cold, even when the heating is on!
No one wants to be using an excessive amount of heating oil if it’s not even warming your house: it’s a waste of fuel and a huge expense for you! If your radiators aren’t heating up but the pipes are hot, it may be because of a blockage in your pipework. Getting a power flush will help rid the dirty residue in your pipes, leaving the water to flow much easier!   

We’d typically recommend getting a power flush every 5 years, but if you’re experiencing issues like the ones detailed above, you may want to consider calling us now and talking to our OFTEC accredited heating engineer!

What is a power flush, and do I really need one?
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