Winter is here, and looking after your central heating system is as important as ever. Power flushing is just one part of maintenance, but what are the benefits? Find out more in this article.
With the days much shorter and temperatures plummeting – it can only mean one thing.
Winter is officially here.
Whether you’ve already caved and stuck the heating on, or you’re still in denial and resisting temptation, there’s one thing you should tick off your winter to-do list sooner rather than later.
But why is it so important, how can power flushing your central heating system benefit you in the freezing cold months to come?
Here, our power flush experts at Powerflush Geek walk you through the reasons why you should power flush your central heating system this winter.
What is power flushing?
Power flushing is a process that clears all of the sludge, rust, limescale and other debris that has built up within your central heating system’s pipes.
Depending on the type and age of your boiler, a power flush is generally needed every 5 to 6 years, but you could be able to go for up to 10 years between power flushes.
So, what are the benefits of power flushing?
Power flushing is beneficial for your central heating system no matter the time of year, but it’s especially advantageous in the winter.
· Power flushing ensures even heat distribution
Have you ever switched the heating on, and walked into one room and it’s been nice and warm, and the next is freezing cold? Or noticed cold patches in certain spots on two or more of your radiators?
These are surefire signs that your system needs a power flush, and getting one done will ensure all the rooms in your home are well-heated, as well as that your radiators can reach optimum temperatures all over.
· It helps your boiler work more efficiently
There’s nothing worse on those freezing cold mornings than when it takes forever for the boiler to kick in.
When there’s all sorts of sludge built up in your central heating system’s pipes, your boiler has to work much harder to heat your home, which takes an awful lot longer than it does during peak performance.
With your pipes clear of rust, sludge, limescale and other debris after a power flush, your boiler will be working better than ever.
· It can save you money on your energy bills
Again, if there’s build-ups of debris lodged in your central heating system’s pipes, your system is going to have to work harder to keep your home warm.
Our energy bills skyrocket in winter as it is, but with your boiler working harder, you’ll notice your winter energy bills are much more expensive than usual.
When your system is gunk-free, your boiler will heat your home effortlessly, and keep your bills to a minimum.
· It boosts the life expectancy of your boiler
With proper care and maintenance, your central heating system could last you upwards of fifteen years.
Power flushing is an essential part of boiler maintenance, and if you don’t do it regularly, your system is prone to more frequent breakdowns, and your boiler may give out altogether. And much sooner than expected.
Keeping on top of power flushing will not only help you avoid unexpected, costly breakdowns, but will also extend its lifespan beyond the average 10-15 years.
Need to book your next power flush?
There’s no denying the benefits of powerflushing this winter.
If it’s been a while since your last power flush, or you’ve never had your system flushed before, our expert engineers are here and would be more than happy to help.