The Importance Of Maintaining Your Heating System
There are hidden benefits to upgrading your radiators to make them accessible and easy to get behind.
Customers are always asking if they should try adding a central heating inhibitor to their heating system and the answer is a simple, yes!
Why should you pay for heating system maintenance when the simple addition of a central heating inhibitor into your boiler system can save you hundreds of pounds.
See below a simple guide to take away any confusion.
What Is A Central Heating Inhibitor?
A central heating inhibitor is a liquid made up of various chemicals that are nasty to our skin but are very kind to our central heating systems.
Why Are They So Important?
Central heating treatment has always been important, but it's becoming an even bigger necessity as the construction of expensive heat exchangers in aluminium becomes more of an industry standard.
The metal piping of your system is constantly reacting with the water running through it and needs treatment to avoid excess rust, sludge, scale and other nastiness clogging up your central heating system.
Think of using a central heating inhibitor on your pipes as using a toothbrush, with built-in floss and whitener on your teeth. A total overhaul, keeping your system running for longer, performing better and warming your family all winter.
What If I Don’t Use A Central Heating Inhibitor?
If you decide to neglect your heating system, it will fall apart, stop working and behave erratically. As with all things, timing is a thing of beauty and you wouldn't want your central heating to break down in the depths of a cold winter!
To find out the best inhibitor to use we recommend you speak to a qualified heating engineer.
However, we do understand it can be daunting to crack open your heating system and start fiddling with everything yourself.
Inhibiting Your Central Heating System
The best time to do this is when your system is empty.
It's always best to administer your central heating inhibitor via a radiator. This should always be done from a low point in the property (such as a radiator downstairs).
Simply add your radiator inhibitor to the radiator using a funnel to avoid spillage.
Then refill your system with fresh water through the system’s expansion tank.
Upon next use, the fresh water will spread your central heating inhibitor evenly throughout your heating system.
Once fitted a drop down radiator removal kit allows you to move the radiator from the wall for decorating and cleaning behind with NO need to drain down or disconnect the radiator.
Which is the most obvious benefit, more importantly, it also retains the inhibitors in the system that protects the performance an maintains the reliability of your boiler. This also reduces the risk of avoidable expensive repairs.
It's a common oversight that when radiators are removed for decorating and replaced they are frequently refilled with fresh water. This results in dilution of the inhibitors in the system that leads to future repairs and problems!
This is as just as important as maintaining oil levels in a car engine for reliability and performance when you service your car!