How to Make Central Heating System Work More Efficiently
How can I make my central heating system work more efficiently, without replacing the boiler? This is a question which is bound to strike the minds of most central heating current and potential owners. Because boilers are really expensive and replacing them is a good idea, only if your boiler is very old to carry out its normal functions. Fortunately, there are some simple tips you can follow to make your central heating system work effectively and efficiently – without spending bucks.
Here are some simple tips:
Bleeding the radiators
One of the cheapest and the most effective method to improve the efficiency of your central heating system is by bleeding the radiators. This process involves removing the air trapped at the top of the radiator to allow the hot water to enter the radiator with ease and quickly. The temperature discrepancy between the bottom and the top of the radiator is a clear sign that your central heating requires this activity needs to be done.
Flush the central heating system
Over the years of use, your central system may collect all sorts of rust and sludge and one method to overcome is power flushing. It is a process of cleaning debris from the central heating system. You can also take the help of a professional for doing this task for you. The aim of this activity is to restore full circulation of the central heating system to allow warm water to maneuver through pipes, boiler and radiators. As a result, the radiators will get warm up quickly and will on save heating bills.
Radiator reflectors are cheap and easy to install, they are fitted behind the radiator to make sure that the heat is not wasted through the external walls, and the maximum amount of heat is reflected back out into the room.
Central heating additive
Surface tension and imperfections in materials ensure that an optimal thermal contact is not made and hence causes energy losses. However, there is a solution to every problem and the solution to this problem is Central heating additive. A central heating additive is used to create a greater thermal contact area on the inside of the radiator (via chemical not physical) by curbing down on the surface tension of the water in the central heating system.
Install a magnetic filter
A magnetic filter is a device which can be installed on the return of the pipe of the central heating system. This filter works on the principle of magnetic core, as it whirls the incoming water around a strong magnetic core. And, the magnetic core attracts all the debris (red rust) before it reaches the reaches the boiler with water.
Last, but not the least-The Inhibitors
Inhibitor is a liquid which can be employed in a central heating system to slow down the rate of reaction of between water and the metal radiator. This oxidation reaction produces a great amount of sledge which ultimately dents the efficiency of the system. So, make it a habit to add Inhibitor to your central heating system to ensure that it works in the same fashion it used to many years ago at the time of first use.