With the shift into Autumn, it's time for heating systems to be used more frequently.
Some of you may ask is there anything that should be done to help protect your heating system or to help it work more efficiently?
Within the plumbing world it is recommended to have your boiler serviced and checked annually, it is not legally required to have an annual boiler service. However if you are a landlord, having the flue system and boiler serviced every twelve months in your rented property is a legal requirement. Power flushing is recommended every 5 to 6 years to keep the system clean and clear of debris, check with your plumber if you require assistance.
So what is inhibitor used for?
Central heating inhibitor is used to help prevent limescale and corrosion in central heating systems. Making sure your heating system has been serviced or flushed, has the correct filtration and has inhibitor, can reduce running costs, aid in clearing and preventing the build up of sludge and debris from clogging up the pipework and increase the efficiency of the whole system. Top ups of inhibitor will generally be necessary as this will dilute over time.
Arroll in association with the leading inhibitor manufacturer in the UK, is pleased to offer all customers a new Central heating inhibitor. Using inhibitor will help increase the longevity of cast iron radiators as well as all other radiators and your boiler, by protecting against limescale and corrosion within central heating systems. This inhibitor is safe and fully compatible for use with all plastics and metals commonly found in central heating systems including iron, stainless-steel, brass, copper, aluminium, rubber seals and plastic pipework.
Available to purchase here
To check the health of the water in your heating system, water testing kits are available through Fernox or your plumber. Fernox is a leading manufacturer of water treatment chemical products, central heating system filters, plumbing consumables and diagnostic testing service.
Here are some simple reasons from Fernox about protecting your heating system
• 87% of system breakdowns are the result of dirty system water
• A newly installed A+++ boiler will lose efficiency within 6 days if the system water is contaminated
• 40% of UK emissions come from households; the average UK household emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 every year, as a result of heating alone
• A healthy, clean system will reduce fuel wastage and save money on gas bills
• Enhanced and extended boiler warranties reflect the importance boiler manufacturers place on a clean, treated system
• Adhering to best practice standards can extend the life of the boiler and system
So remember to check the health of your system to optimise it's performance and keep it in good working order. Making sure the system is working effectively and efficiently throughout the year will save on running costs and increase the efficiency of your home.