How much to fit a central heating filter & do I really need one
Welcome to information about how much you should pay to have a central heating filter & do you really need one. Over 10 years ago there were no such thing in the standard home for a filter as such, until someone came up with the idea of having a filter would make the central heating system better and the need for not requiring a central heating power flush not to be required. The leading company in filters known as Adey was formed by Chris Adey in 2003 and so became the idea to drive the market in the way it is now today. Just below are some questions and then the answers to what you may be looking for when it comes to the central heating filter.
14 Question on central heating filters that you may search for
- How much to fit a central heating filter?
- Do I need a central heating filter?
- Why do people not have a central heating filter?
- How long does it take to fit a central heating filter?
- What is the guarantee on a central heating filter?
- What is the best central heating filter I can buy?
- How often should I get my filter checked on the central heating system?
- How do I service my own filter to make sure it is clear from blocking up?
- Can the central heating filter slow the flow down and cause the heating to take longer to heat up?
- Why do we need to have a filter fitted to the central heating system and what does it do?
- What are the recommendations on a filter when testing the central heating water?
- What is the difference between MagnaClean Micro Original and the Professional 2 or the dual tech action?
- What are the benefits of a central heating filter?
- Should I get a central heating power flush before I have a filter fitted?
- Do I need a central heating filter if I have Aluminium radiators, copper pipes and a stainless steel boiler?
How much to fit a central heating filter
If your wondering on how much it would cost to fit a central heating filter on the central heating system, as long as there is space next to the boiler, you will be looking to pay in total £295 choosing option 1, which includes the supply of the filter and any VAT.
Do I need a central heating filter
Having a central heating filter is not essential short term if your looking to get 5 to 10 years out of your central heating system but if your looking to get the most out of your central heating system, then having a central heating filter would most definitely make a difference and is recommended as a minimum in the central heating system.
Why do people not have a central heating filter
The reason why the property owner decides not to have a central heating filter is because at one point it was never recommended as it was in the last year or so. When having a new central heating boiler or a boiler service, we now recommend that you have a filter as it is now essential to the latest boilers and there guarantee. Boiler companies may be requesting a filter as a minimum when fitting the boiler and if not, it will be mandatory in the near future.
How long does it take to fit a central heating filter
To fit a central heating filter, you would probably expect between 1 to 4-hours. 1-hour would be if very lucky due to isolating and not having to drain down the central heating system and 4-hours if you have about 20-radiators and a little give in problems when filling up the central heating system and bleeding radiators.
What is the guarantee on a central heating filter
Depending on which central heating filter you have fitted, the guarantee will be from 1-year or more. If you decide to have a MagnaClean to maintain the central heating water, then you will probably be looking at a 2-year parts guarantee.
What is the best central heating filter I can buy
The best central heating filter you can buy is of personal choice and experience from the engineer fitting the filter but at our company as we mention it so many times we would say the MagnaClean.
How often should I get my filter checked on the central heating system
Having your filter checked is like having your boiler serviced really every 12-months. If you were to allow for extra time when doing a boiler service to also clear the filter then you should be looking to spend an extra half an hour at the most clearing the filter out.
How do I service my own filter to make sure it is clear from blocking up
To service your own central heating filter is something we must say you shouldn’t do but can only explain what to expect from the engineer servicing it. The engineer will firstly turn the boiler off including electric isolation, let the central heating cool down and isolate the valves, he/she will then place a bucket underneath the filter and undo well catching any dirty central heating water. The engineer will then place under the tap to clear the filter or just simply replace depending on what you are paying for. Once the filter is then clear, the engineer will place back the filter and turn the isolation valves into the on position, boiler back on and central heating system working again.
Can the central heating filter slow the flow down and cause the heating to take longer to heat up
If your wondering if the central heating will slow down, then we can say that you will not notice a difference but its a bit like a racing car, if you place maybe a kilo or more of weight, you may not notice it but if you timed it the results will be different, so the answer to if the central heating filter will slow the central heating system down, then the answer is yes.
Why do we need to have a filter fitted to the central heating system and what does it do
The reason that you need to have a central heating filter is because any corrosive material for example iron, circulates the central heating system and then finds its best settling place, with the magnetic filter, it then catches any metal substances such as iron and keeps it in one place saving it from blocking your system up.
What are the recommendations on a filter when testing the central heating water
Just below are the recommendations when testing the central heating filter with the check key by Adey as listed below
- Black/Grey – Fitting a MagnaClean Micro, MagnaClean Professional 2 or MagnaClean Twintech filter is strong recommended. Option 1, 2 or 3.
- Orange – Fitting a MagnaClean TwinTech dual action filter is strongly recommended, Option 3.
- White – Fitting a MagnaClean to maintain and protect your central heating system is recommended for long term protection, Option 1.
- Standard MagnaClean Filter option 1 (£295).
- MagnaClean Professional 2 Filter (£315) (Recommended).
- MagnaClean TwinTech dual action Filter (£335).
What is the difference between MagnaClean Micro Original and the Professional 2 or the dual tech action
The difference between all the filters are as listed below:
- The standard MagnaClean was the first filter out but also the most basic, the professional 2 has a drain valve plus better directional fittings and more easily to handle saving any mess when servicing.
- The MagnaClean TwinTech dual action Filter is for use in hard water areas and has a larger non-magnetic filter and is only recommended in areas of harder water.
What are the benefits of a central heating filter
The benefits to a central heating filter are that it can save you on average 30% energy costs over a long period of time.
Should I get a central heating power flush before I have a filter fitted
If you are looking to have a filter fitted it is always a good idea to have your central heating water tested by a professional, to find out more, check our central heating power flush article out for more information.
Do I need a central heating filter if I have Aluminium radiators, copper pipes and a stainless steel boiler
If you have any materials that are non-corrosive then the chances are you won’t need a filter but you would have to be a rare customer that fits into this category.
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