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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.  


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


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

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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