There is no benefit to using a boiler that is inefficient and therefore consumes more gas, but the last thing you want is for it to stop performing. These possibilities might become a reality when rust and dirt accumulate in your heating system over time.
That isn’t to suggest that you have to accept it. Before sludge and filth build up within your central heating pipework and components, a magnetic filter may be fitted to capture them.
What is the purpose of a magnetic filter?
Magnetic filters are installed in the piping that feeds the water to your boiler, catching any metal particles that circulate through the system. That way, there is no accumulation that could impede the flow of water.
A magnetic filter fitted on your boiler may help in numerous ways.
- Heating system that is more efficient
- Save money on energy costs
- A lesser impact on the environment
- Reduced likelihood of costly repairs
- Increased life-time of the boiler
- Boiler guarantee now lasts longer
Why does my heating system accumulate sludge?
Water may develop rust as it flows through the metal pipes. Combine the rust and other debris, and it finally becomes a black material, commonly known as ‘sludge.’ If you do not remove this sediment, the daily usage of your heating system may be impacted in the following ways:
- Boiler and/or radiator are excessively noisy
- Radiators slow to heat up
- Cloudy water from hot water outlets
- Boiler repairs increase
- Your boiler may not operate as effectively in the long term, so that the energy costs will grow and the boiler may need to be replaced in the worst possible case.
MagnaClean TwinTech – Reliaheat’s preferred option
Magnetic particles are one thing to capture, but there are additional residues to deal with in central heating systems, particularly with underfloor heating or renewable heating systems utilising heat pumps. In order to manage this, MagnaClean have developed MagnaClean TwinTech. Its high-performance magnet attracts magnetite while it traps biological and non-magnetic layers, which are able to grow up in these lower temperature environments.
Though it is small, the MagnaClean Micro2 is nevertheless strong and packs a considerable punch. The overall design is reduced to allow it to fit easily into narrow places. The compact construction is especially effective against magnetite and other small-scale particles.
Magnetic filters need to be cleaned, don’t they?
Sometimes it is necessary to remove sludge that the magnetic filter is cleaning from the heating system from the filter itself. Contact Reliaheat to help you with this task once a year when the servicing on your boiler is performed.
If I don’t have a magnetic filter, what will happen?
Your system may ultimately need a power flush if it doesn’t include a magnetic filter that prevents the buildup of pollutants before a blockage develops. Pipes, boilers, and radiators must be flushed with chemicals in order to remove sludge, rust, and limescale. This is not a short procedure, and it will take between six and ten hours to complete. The system may also need to be replaced in the worst-case situation.
Should you get a magnetic filter?
Knowing that your new boiler will supply your house with warmth and hot water for many years to come is very important when getting a new boiler installed. If you have a magnetic filter, it will prolong the life expectancy of the central heating system.
Your boiler will gradually become less efficient as sludge and filth build up in the pipes, which in turn causes your energy costs to rise. All of the dirt and debris is captured before the water is stopped from running through the system by a boiler filter.
Contact Reliaheat today for a Magnetic filter installation Quote!