Cleaning your heating system is another great way to improve the efficiency of your heating system and boiler, helping to lower the cost of heating bills. Over years of use your heating system can develop a build up of corrosion, this corrosion can create a sludge in your system that causes cold spots in radiators. If this sludge builds up it can significantly effect the efficiency of your boiler and in worst cases can block your boilers heat exchanger altogether, resulting in a costly repair. A one-off power flush on your system using specialist equipment and chemicals, will help to release your boiler and radiators maximum heating potential, eliminate cold spots and help prolong the life of your whole system.
Power Flushing code of practice
This DWTA Code of Practice gives industry approved recommendations on good practice in respect to cleaning and inhibiting of domestic hot water central heating systems. From 2006, this will be a requirement under the Building Regulations for England and Wales, Part L., 2006. The regulations stipulate that cleaning and inhibiting is necessary when installing new central heating systems, or carrying out remedial work on existing central heating systems. These measures have been introduced to minimise scale and corrosion formation, which have been demonstrated to lead to a reduction in energy efficiency of the system over time. This Code of Practice is a practical document that incorporates modern cleaning and flushing techniques and methods of assessing compliance with the cleaning chemical manufacturer’s recommendations. It is consistent with the requirements of BS7593:2006 which is a referenced document within the ADL Domestic Heating Compliance Guide. Following this Code of Practice will guarantee compliance with ADL.
*As written by the Domestic Water Treatment Association. Download the code of practice HERE