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Power flushing in Taunton

If you have discovered that your central heating system is not performing as it used to, you may need to hire a qualified heating engineer or plumber to carry out a power flush.

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What is a power flush?

Many homeowners in the UK rely on a central heating system to keep them warm during the winter. However, over time rust and sludge can collect in your boiler and radiators, affecting how they function and causing blockages.

The best way to fix this issue is power flushing. A power flush involves letting high speed jets of water into your system to clear away any build up. If you’re unsure whether or not your system needs a power flush, look out for the following warning signs:

  • Dirty radiator water

  • Cold spots on your radiators

  • Noisy boiler

  • Slow functioning central heating system

  • Small leaks from your radiators

  • Boiler failure

How much does it cost to power flush a central heating system?

Getting a power flush to clear out your central heating system can be essential to keeping it functioning the way it should.

The amount you pay will vary depending on the following factors:

  • Size of home - The bigger your home is, the bigger your central heating system will be. This will affect how much power flushing costs.

  • Number of radiators - The more radiators your home has, the longer power flushing will take. This will increase the price of this job.

  • Time needed - Many professionals will charge an hourly fee for this job. As such, the longer power flushing takes, the more you’ll pay.

  • Location - Labour prices vary depending on where you live in the UK. London is usually the most expensive area.

Power flush cost

The cost to power flush a small 2 bedroom flat will cost around £300, while power flushing a 4 bedroom home will cost around £500. If you’re paying an hourly rate, the average power flush cost will be £50 per hour.

You can find more prices and information in our power flush cost guide.

How do you power flush central heating?

In order to power flush your central heating system, you need to not only understand the technique, you also need to buy specialist equipment and set aside a lot of free time. For these reasons, we’d recommend hiring an expert to carry out the flush.

As power flush prices are quite affordable, starting at £300, there’s no need to invest in expensive equipment yourself.

How long does a power flush take?

The time needed for this job comes down to the size of your home and central heating system. Larger systems will take longer to flush. Generally, it’ll take around 8 hours to power flush your central heating, however it could take up to 2 days.

How often should you power flush central heating?

This really depends how often sludge begins to build up in your system. Regularly check for the warning signs under our ‘what is a power flush’ FAQ. If you notice these signs, now is the time to book your power flush. Or, as a general guide, it’s recommended you get your central heating power flushed every 5 to 6 years.