Power flush central heating Leeds
Blocked radiators result in higher bills as the central heating system has to work harder to warm a home.
Central heating systems should be regularly power flushed to keep radiators working properly.
Often, central heating problems can can be solved with a simple central heating power flush.
When you believe sludge is blocking radiators, ask a gas safe registered engineer, like GSL Leeds to make an inspection.
If pipe or radiator sludge is found GSL will advise a power flush, and discuss power flush costs with you.
Why are the radiators not heating up?
Radiator sludge is a mix of dirt and rust which builds up over time and can gather at the bottom of radiators.
The sludge stops hot water flowing properly through the central heating system.
When radiators are cold at the bottom and hot at the top, or there are cold spots on the radiators there could be sludge blocking the radiators or pipes.
Sludge can also be to blame for one radiator not heating, while others heat up.
The older a central heating system, the more likely there is sludge in the radiators. Sludge can damage boilers, heating pumps and valves.
Power flushing central heating, explained
During a power flush the gas engineer connects a machine, called a Norstrom Pro Flush, to the heating system which pushes a powerful, low pressure flow of liquid through.
The power flush dislodges sludge and rust, removing it from radiators and the boiler.
It can take several hours to flush out a gas central heating system., but may be much longer if the heating system is large or there’s a lot of sludge.
After the flush, the central heating system will contain fresh, clean water. At this stage the engineer must add an inhibitor solution. This liquid chemical helps to slow any future sludge build up.
Gas Solutions Leeds has many years of experience in Power Flushing. Give us a call to find out more.
Central heating power flush cost
The cost of a central heating power flush starts at £300. Price will depend on the size and age of the heating system.