We were contacted recently by a customer who was having problems with his Central Heating System.
“The Radiators upstairs are roasting and the ones downstairs are freezing cold, the one in the Hall Way has never worked”!
After visiting the customer we found out that the system had not been serviced in over 8 years. The Water Circulator (commonly called the Pump) was very noisy and working under stress at it’s highest setting. The three port valve – used to switch the hot water in the primary circuit between the Central Heating or Hot Water circuit or both had also seized.
It was agreed to power flush the system and use a sludge remover. To dose the system with an inhibitor to reduce oxidization, replace the water circulator and three port valve and fit a MagnClean to protect the system and keep it working at optimum efficiency.
What is a MagnaClean?
A MagnaClean is a proven, high efficiency, full flow, magnetic filter designed by a Heating Engineer, that will remove virtually 100% of suspended black iron oxide. This is really important, because the natural process of black iron oxide build up soon impairs performance and eventually clogs the boiler and radiators. These particles bond to all of the system components causing premature failure and contaminate the boiler heat exchanger and pipework. Needless to say the boiler and circulator have to work harder and harder – this means you are paying for heat that is going no where. In other words money is flying out of the window!
At Essex Heating Services we have made it a practice to fit a MagnaClean on all new installations. We recommend that if you haven’t got one fitted to your system, that you consider having one fitted when you have your boiler serviced.
Can be maintained by the Customer
Its very simple for the customer to clean the MagnaClean on a regular basis see below: –
- Lock off the two valves with the small spanner provided
- Remove the top of the canister with the spanner provided
- Remove the Magnet from the plastic collar
- Wash the iron oxide under the tap
- Insert the Magnet back into the plastic collar
- Insert the unit back into the canister
- Screw the lid back on
- Open the two valves
Bleed the canister using a radiator key form the top of the canister
Have a look at the pictures to give you an idea.
Even after a 4 hour power flush the MagnaClean will still be able to pull particles out of the system. It really is an amazing piece of kit.
Needless to say the customer now has a Central Heating System that functions as it was designed to, giving heat throughout the house including the the Hall Radiator.
If you would like to have a MagnaClean fitted to your Central Heating System give us a call at : –