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How Commercial Heating System Flushing Promotes Optimum Efficiency

Heating systems are essential features in most commercial spaces. Understandably, keeping mechanisms of this scale running smoothly at all times will be much more complex than maintaining household heating capabilities, so paying closer attention to crucial signs and performing regular inspections of the entire system is essential.

For instance, observing the following signs means that your commercial heating system is most likely becoming dirty and inefficient:

  • It is taking longer for the system to warm up
  • Some rooms are colder than others
  • The boiler is making noises
  • The radiators (one or more) are cold at the bottom or require more frequent bleeding
  • There is a buildup of black oxide sludge (magnetite), limescale, mineral oil, leftover joint compounds, or other debris

By failing to regularly clean and service your commercial heating system, you stand to face the following consequences that could negatively impact your business:

  • Increased energy costs from excessive fuel usage
  • System downtime
  • Asset depreciation
  • Reduced efficiency
  • Environmental penalties due to unnecessary carbon emissions
  • Ineligibility for boiler warranties
  • Boiler failure within a few months of commissioning

Commercial heating engineers highly recommend a process called power flushing which can effectively clean existing heating systems (or pre-commission a new system installation). By combining the power flushing method with a high-quality cleaning chemical, up to 80% of the accumulated sludge and debris can be removed, good quality water can flow once again through the heating system, and your commercial space can attain the set room temperature up to 33% faster than it would take with a dirty heating system.

 

How does it work?

For a cleaner and more efficient heating system, flushing treatments are essential. These involve connecting a power flushing hose to the central heating system through which the cleaning chemicals will be pumped to break down the buildup of sludge. The waste will then be pumped down a drain.

Afterwards, an inhibitor or neutralising agent will be pumped into the heating system for the purpose of slowing down the accumulation of substance deposits in the future. The inhibitor will have to be added to the system annually to ensure that it is kept clean and free of obstructive elements.

Most commercial heating systems can be properly flushed within a single day; the treatment is typically done in boiler room areas during normal work hours, without causing any disruptions to work being carried out in the commercial space. You can contact service providers for estimates for your building’s specific size.

A clean and highly efficient heating system will help you save money and reduce energy consumption over the long term. By getting experienced and highly qualified heating engineers on the job, your system will be working at optimum efficiency in no time.

Increase your heating system efficiency with system flushing as part of this year’s annual service. Call 0161 427 0541 to speak to our service team and arrange your system flushing.