Central Heating Inhibitor
Vitcas® Central Heating Inhibitor is a multi-purpose treatment, specially designed to protect the entire central heating system from scale, sludge and corrosion. Compatible with plastic and glass-fibre header-tanks and with all metals used in central heating systems which includes iron, steel, brass, copper and aluminium. System Inhibitor is also suitable for micro-bore systems constructed from plastic pipes.
How to add central heating inhibitorsPutting a central heating inhibitor into your piping will add it to the heating system, which then blends with the water. This action prevents the formation of sludge and makes it possible for your boiler, radiators, and storage tank to work appropriately once again. There are two varieties of heating system that need to be considered: open-vented or sealed. It is necessary to recognize this distinction since the direction for adding inhibitor is slightly different. Unless you are given precise instructions not to, always make sure that you switch off the heating system since it can be hazardous.
Open-Vented InhibitorAn open-vented system usually has multiple tanks located in the uppermost living area. The inhibitor must be poured into the expansion tank (which is typically the smallest) and drained through the system as it should be. It is vital to check the tank and make sure that there isn't any corrosion or harm present. This is important because you must be aware of the tanks being free of any damages that could lead to extra particles entering the piping system. If there is any damage to the expansion tanks, they may need to be completely replaced.
Sealed boiler systemFor heating systems with just one tank, you only need to put in the chemical solution using the usual boiler filling loop. The exact method of doing this might vary based on the boiler design, but the concept is the same.
Combi boiler heating systems maintenance
- Switch off the heater. Wait until the radiators have cooled down fully before continuing with the next step.
- Flush out the entire heating system. Check out our comprehensive guide to draining your heating system.
- Shut the drain radiator valves. The drain valve may be positioned near the lowest part of the plumbing pipes or on an external wall.
- Unfasten the radiator bleed nozzle. Utilize a spanner to detach the bleed plug and take it off.
- Connect the inhibitor dosing connector. Some inhibitor products come with a dosing connector that attaches to the radiator bleed plug. If you don't have one, you can use a funnel and a bendable tube.
- Add inhibitor. Gently pour in the inhibitor into the dosing connector or funnel (you only need to pour the inhibitor into one radiator).
- Extract the connector or funnel and secure the bleed plug back on with a spanner. Be careful not to tighten too much.