The Advantages of Powerflushing

A high performing central heating system is one of the most important parts of any home, providing us with heat, hot water and comfort throughout the year, particularly in the colder winter months. With that in mind, it’s important to take care of it so that it doesn’t leave you stranded without heat!

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to do this is through powerflushing. A powerflush is carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer and involves the deep cleaning of your heating system to improve its efficiency and keep it in optimal working order for longer.

What does a Powerflush Involve?

Over time your boiler, pipes and radiators build-up sludge, debris, dust and rust, which negatively affect the performance of your whole central heating system. This matter becomes stuck and soon starts to prevent your radiators from heating up properly. It also slows down how quickly your boiler works, causing your central heating system to be less effective overall. 

A powerflush involves injecting water at high velocity throughout the whole of your central heating system. Doing this effectively dislodges and then removes debris and sludge - even the most stubborn stuff! You’ll notice the results of a powerflush almost instantly, with improved performance from your now healthy central heating system. 

Some advantages of powerflushing

Here are the main advantages to having a powerflush:

  • It improves the efficiency of your system - and can therefore lower your energy bills

  • It improves your radiator heat - no more cold spots!

  • It can lengthen the lifespan of your boiler and central heating system

  • It makes your system work more effectively, giving you heat and hot water speedily

  • It’s quick to carry out, causing you minimum disruption

Does your System Need a Powerflush?

Look out for the following, and if you notice one or more of these signs, your central heating system could benefit from having a powerflush:

  • Radiators that are slow to heat up or have cold spots on them

  • Any sludge-like water in your heating system

  • Loud noises from your boiler

  • A magnet sticking to the copper pipework running from your boiler

Looking for a Powerflush in York, Tadcaster or Wetherby?

The friendly team at Armstrong Plumbing carry out powerflushing in York and the surrounding areas as well as Tadcaster and Wetherby; and would be happy to answer any questions you have about this service. To contact us, you can call  07834 168464 or 01904 373075, email or complete our online contact form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.