Central Heating Update in Datchworth, Hertfordshire
We updated the central heating in this home in Datchworth, near Stevenage by removing a fully pumped open vent system (cold water tank and hot water cylinder) and installing a new combi condensing boiler. A combi boiler heats water instantly and therefore requires no cold water storage tank in the loft or hot water cylinder in an airing cupboard.
As part of the installation we recommended adding a Magna Clean filter. This means that when water circulates around the heating system the magnetic filter captures the sludge and iron filings from the system before going back in to the boiler. A simple clean of the filter twice a year is all that is required in order to keep your heating system clean and avoid costly breakdowns.
Magna Clean filters are also recommended by boiler manufacturers who insist upon power flushing and filters to validate any future boiler breakdown insurance claim. Some manufacturers are now offering up to 7 year guarantees so do expect some preventative measures to be undertaken on installation.
As well as the Magna Clean filter, we also installed a Combi Care kit. This is an additional part that helps prevent boiler breakdowns by filtering the mains water before it goes into the boiler.
This central heating installation also required a Condensing Trap outside to remove waste water from the heating system. We installed a 40mm pipe outside to prevent any freezing of the condensing water.