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Guide to power flushing your underfloor heating system

Underfloor heating

Increased energy efficiency. Lower utility bills. Boosted property value…

There are many reasons why you should consider installing underfloor heating in your home.

Being an easy-to-install, low-maintenance option, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t done it sooner, but how exactly do you keep it in the best condition?

Power flushing is one of the few things you need to do to keep your underfloor heating system on top form.

In this article, our experts at Powerflush Geek explain why you need to do this, the benefits and some signs that a power flush may be long overdue.

Is it necessary to power flush my underfloor heating system?

Yes, underfloor heating systems are very low maintenance. But the little bit of maintenance they do require is key to their longevity.

If sludge, rust and other debris are left to build up inside the system’s pipes, it can – over time – reduce its ability to heat your home effectively. And in extreme cases, a power flush is the only way you can restore its efficiency.

Power flushes should only be performed by an experienced professional, as they have all the correct equipment and know-how to get the job done right.

An engineer will fix a pump to your underfloor heating system, which will then be connected to the pump head or circulation pump depending on the type of boiler you have.

The pump will flush a cocktail of cleaning chemicals throughout the pipes to remove any blockages and prevent further rusting.


Benefits of power flushing

There are many benefits of power flushing your underfloor heating system, including:

  • Increased heating efficiency

A build-up of sludge in your underfloor heating system’s pipes slows it down significantly and makes it much more difficult for it to heat your home – meaning it uses way more energy than it should.

By removing all the gunk from within the pipes, a power flush allows your system to work much more efficiently, meaning you’ll get more heat while using less energy.

  • Increased lifespan

One of the main issues people with underfloor heating systems face is pipe corrosion. And allowing rust to build up within them only accelerates the problem – leading to a much shorter lifespan.

Of course, a power flush reduces this corrosion and helps boost the lifespan of your system massively.

  • Lower energy bills

With a more efficient underfloor heating system comes lower energy bills.

Free from blockages, your underfloor heating system will be able to heat your home much more effectively – using less energy to heat your home faster.

As a result, you’ll be using much less energy and may even notice reduced energy bills.


Signs your underfloor heating system needs power flushing

If you can’t remember the last time you had your underfloor heating system power flushed, or you’ve never had one before, there are a few red flags you can look out for to tell you that it’s time – including:

  • Strange noises coming from the pipes– This may sound like a banging or rattling sound when the system is switched on, and indicates a build-up of debris.
  • Slow heat-up time – If your underfloor heating is taking longer than usual to reach your desired temperature, there’s likely to be a blockage somewhere in the pipes.
  • Cold spots – If you notice that some areas of the floor are warmer or cooler than others, this may indicate a blockage somewhere within the pipes.


Need your underfloor heating power flushed?

If you want to make the most of your underfloor heating system, regular power flushing is paramount.

Here at Powerflush Geek, we’ve been offering our power flushing services in the North West, and we’re the best-placed team to help maintain your underfloor heating.

To find out more about power flushing, or to book an appointment with our expert engineers, give us a call today on 07444 203403 or request a quote online and we’ll get back to you shortly!


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