Is It Time for a Powerflush? August 31, 2018 Air, water and lime scale are prone to creating a nasty build up inside your pipes and forming a thick sludge. As this sludge travels through your central heating system over time, it can block pipes, pumps and valves- creating problems such as cold spots, high energy bills, slow acting radiators and generally unreliable central heating to name a few.What is a powerflush?A powerflush clears out all of this sludge by firing water though your central heating system at an incredibly high speed, returning your central heating to an excellent condition. Signs you need a powerflush…Your boiler has began making unusual noisesRadiators don’t heat up/take a while to kick inYour home does feel as warm as it used toYou can attach a magnet to your copper pipes (indicates iron-sludge build up inside)Benefits of a powerflushExtended central heating lifespanAs with all things, the better you care for something the longer it will last. Clearing out all of the sludgey build up in your central heating reduces the change of burst pipes or corrosion within the pipes- ensuring your central heating will last longer. Improved central heating efficiencyAfter a powerflush, your boiler doesn’t have to work as hard to heat your home. When your system is functioning like brand new, considerably less energy is wasted- saving you a noticeable amount of money on your energy bills. Lower energy billsWith an efficient central heating system, less energy is required- wasting you less money. Cold spots are eliminated, heating your rooms a lot quicker without needing to turn up the thermostat. As a result, you may even be able to lower your thermostat by a degree or two, creating even bigger savings on your monthly bills. Long lasting resultsWhen teamed with regular boiler servicing, a powerflush should keep your home going for around ten years. This is a decade of your life free from cold spots, noisy boilers and sludge build up- after just one powerflush.Does your central heating need a powerflush in Swindon?If your central heating isn’t working as well as it used to, consider hiring our gas engineers to carry out a powerflush in your home. We offer a range of plumbing services in Swindon Wiltshire, Cirencester, Lechlade, Cricklade and all surrounding areas. For more information, or to arrange a powerflush today, fill out our contact form or give us a call on 01793 200 015. We hope to hear from you soon!