Caring for the water in your central heating system

Here at Charter Heating, we are leading boiler, heating and gas experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about caring for the water in your central heating system.

Why should you consider the water in your central heating system?

The water in your heating system is an essential component, but one that is often overlooked. In fact, not taking care of your water is something that can cause a range of issues and problems throughout your whole central heating system. These issues can include:

  • The build up of sludge- sludge can build up in radiators and pipes and cause blockages that do not allow the water to travel through effectively. This leaves cold spots on your radiators, and can lead to bigger problems if this is left untreated. Your boiler will be unable to work effectively or efficiently because of sludge build ups, which can also increase your energy bill.
  • Limescale- while water that contains additional calcium and magnesium particles will be entering your property from the mains, you can take action to reduce and remove these particles from your water, reducing the build up of limescale and helping to keep your boiler and central heating system healthy.

What are the effective options for caring for the water in your central heating system?

To keep your central heating system in good health, you could consider:

  • Using chemical treatments- there are several chemical treatments that can be added to your water with different purposes and goals. Some chemical treatments can treat sludge, while others treat limestone and reduce corrosion. Work with a professional expert to find out which products you need.
  • Power flushing your system- power-flushing your system and radiators may be necessary if sludge has already built up in your system. This is something we can offer here at Charter Heating.

If you notice any of these signs, and would like more information or advice, contact us today at Charter Heating.