Tag Archives: central heating

Central heating inhibitor: what is it & how to add it

Central heating inhibitor or radiator inhibitor is a chemical added to a central heating system which prevents sludge from building up. It is an important element of maintaining a central heating system, ensuring its efficiency and protecting it from costly … Continue reading

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Power flush: what is it, why do I need it & how much is it?

A power flush is a way of cleaning and maintaining a central heating system by flushing chemicals through the boiler, radiators and pipework. Its purpose is to remove sludge and other foreign debris which may have built up inside the … Continue reading

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Bleed the radiators: how to bleed a radiator in 5 easy steps

Before turning your boiler back on for the colder months, you’ll probably need to bleed the radiators. You’ll definitely want to do this if you have a radiator which makes funny noises, takes too long to heat up, or doesn’t … Continue reading

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Combi boiler

A combination boiler, or combi boiler as it is typically known, is a boiler which provides the heat for both the radiators and the domestic hot water outlets in the home. Combi boilers are the most common type of boiler in the … Continue reading

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Broken coil

A broken coil refers to a fault in a hot water cylinder in which the coil inside the cylinder is perforated, allowing water from the central heating circuit inside the coil to mix with water in the hot water cylinder. Overview … Continue reading

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