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Typical Inefficiencies of Central Heating Systems

In heating systems, air pockets are caused by a build up of gases in the water. These lead to a number of inefficiencies such as uneven heat distribution, poor flow rate, noise and corrosion.  

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Uneven heat distribution - caused by air pockets, either in radiators or underfloor systems, which prevent certain areas from reaching the desired temperature.
 

Radiator

bulletPoor flow rate - air pockets will hamper the rate at which the water flows through the system.  An uninhibited flow enables the system to reach the desired temperature quicker.
 
bulletNoise and corrosion - noisy rattles and gushes are associated with many central heating systems. Corrosion of radiators and pipes also occurs because of oxidization due to gases in the system.
 
Underfloor heating
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Cracked floor tiles or warped floorboards - in underfloor heating systems, air pockets develop because these systems operate at lower temperatures, and oxygen can only be burned off at a temperature greater than 60 degrees. Cracked floor tiles occur when a tile over a warm area expands next to a cool area. These variations in temperature also lead to warped wooden floors.

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