A clean system which is properly protected will be more efficient to run which means your home will heat up quicker, saving you money on energy bills.
The system components such as the pump, heat exchanger and valves will have a longer life as there will be less wear on them and they wont have to work so hard.
A good quality DWTA approved inhibitor will protect your radiators from excessive corrosion, vastly increasing their life.
Power flushing is the easiest, most convenient and least intrusive method of cleaning a heating system, the technology boasts many features which remove debris and sludge from many areas that would normally be time consuming or impossible to clean using the traditional method of adding a chemical cleaner and simply draining the system down or trying to clean through the system with a hose pipe, without extreme dismantling of the system.
The main benefits of a power flush compared to the traditional methods are listed here -
Flow rate – As the system is drained down in the traditional method the flow rate reduces as the water levels fall and deposits get left behind in your system. With a power flush, all the components and pipe work of the system are flushed at high velocity to avoid this problem.
Drop fed radiators / boiler - As a lot of systems can only be drained from one position, other drop fed radiators (pipes coming down from the ceiling to the radiator) will have sludge deposits left in them which will end up being recirculated around your system once it is re-filled, a power flush pumps cleaning chemicals through each radiator and the boiler in turn ensuring each is as clean as possible.
Areas below the drain off level – a lot of the sludge and debris in the system will settle and remain in any pipe work or other components of the system which are below the drain off point, this again will end up being recirculated around your system once it is re-filled although a power flush will flush through all of this pipe work and dispose of the dirty water and sludge whilst replenishing it with clean fresh water.
Varying flow direction – With either of the traditional methods, water is usually only drained out in one direction of the other at a time, with a power flush the direction of water is frequently changed in order to create turbulence and free up more sludge before it is pumped out of the system.
Magnetic filtering – In especially dirty systems, or to speed up the power flushing process a very strong magnet can be used in conjunction with the power flushing unit in order to catch the iron oxide which is within the system.
Pumping throughout the system – Because the power flusher is connected into the system it ensured that every pipe and component within the system is flushed, chemically cleaned, neutralised and protected by inhibitor as each stage of the process takes place.