Having your central heating system powerflushed is one of the best things you can do for it. It helps keep it healthy for longer and improves its performance instantly. If your heating has been slower or less effective than you’d like and you haven’t had a powerflush for 5 years or more, your home could really benefit from arranging this service.
While many people understand the importance of a boiler service, a lot don’t know much at all about powerflushing. With this in mind, we’ve written this handy guide, answering the questions we get most commonly asked about our powerflushing service.
What does powerflushing mean?
Powerflushing means a deep clean of your entire central heating system, and is carried out by a qualified Gas Safe registered heating engineer. During a powerflush, the engineer will inject water at high velocity throughout your central heating system to remove dirt, sludge and debris that builds up gradually over time and affects performance.
How do I know my system needs powerflushing?
If you notice any of the following signs, your system will probably benefit from being powerflushed.
- Some cold spots on your radiators
- Occasional strange noises or bangs coming from your boiler
- A small amount of sludgy water coming from your heating system or boiler
- A magnet that sticks to the copper pipework running from your boiler if placed there
How often does my system need powerflushing?
This specialist task only needs carrying out every 5 to 6 years.
Who can carry out a powerflush?
Powerflushing is a specialist job requiring both the right tools and expertise. It should only ever be attempted by an experienced Gas Safe registered engineer. You can ask to see an engineer’s Gas Safe registration, as well as checking their online reviews for extra peace of mind.
Offering powerflushing in York, Tadcaster and Wetherby
The friendly team at Armstrong Plumbing & Heating use our central heating expertise to carry out our powerflushing service across York, Tadcaster and Wetherby. We welcome enquiries from customers old and new, so just get in touch if you’d like to arrange a quote or find out more.