What is a Magnaclean filter?

MagnaClean is a new magnetic filter designed to maintain and protect all domestic central heating systems from the damaging effects of iron oxide sludge build up. Even a small build-up of iron oxide in a modern efficiency boiler will result in substantial efficiency loss and fuel wastage.

The MagnaClean filter must be cleaned out at intervals, but you can do this yourself in ten minutes; annually or more often if you prefer.

Likewise, is it worth fitting a magnetic filter? If your central heating system has been treated with corrosion inhibitor, a magnetic filter may not be necessary. However, it’s useful to be able to spot the signals that your heating system might benefit from the addition of one of these filters.

Then, do you need a MagnaClean?

Often, a MagnaClean filter is fitted when you have your annual boiler service (killing two birds with one stone) – though they can be fitted at any time in the life of your central heating system. If you don’t have one we highly recommend that you acquire one.

Where do you put a MagnaClean filter?

In order to achieve the best protection for the boiler, it is recommended that MagnaClean Professional is fitted between the last radiator and the boiler (see diagram overleaf). In determining a suitable location for installation, it is important to allow adequate access for servicing.

How do you bleed MagnaClean?

How do I inject water treatment using a Magnaclean: Turn off all components electrically. Close the valves on the Magnaclean. Release the pressure using the bleed screw then remove the bleed screw altogether. Insert the treatment nozzle via the bleed screw hole, open the valves and begin to insert treatment.

Can a MagnaClean be installed horizontally?

MagnaClean Professional can be fitted in any orientation. Each isolation valve can rotate through 360° making it possible to install in a vertical position on horizontal pipework.

How do you add a MagnaClean inhibitor?

Use plastic wrench to take cap off, clean magnet, make sure drain valve is closed and add inhibitor to about 3/4 full (1 litre won’t fit in on one go). Replace magnet/cap, open isolator valves and let system run for a couple of minutes. Repeat to get remainder of inhibitor into system. Bleed any air out of Magnaclean.

How often should I add inhibitor?

Central heating inhibitor will need to be changed once a year or so. It will break down over time, meaning minerals and rust build up once more. This means regulating your system’s inhibitor intake ensuring it runs steadily and consistently. You should always top up the inhibitor every time your system is drained.

How often should you clean central heating system?

How often should you power flush central heating? This depends on the material your radiators are made out of, the age and type of your boiler, and the hardness of your water. The short and generally agreed upon answer is that you should flush your radiators every 5 to 6 years.

How do I clean my Salus mag defender?

Pour a bottle of water treatment corrosion and scale inhibitor, we suggest SALUS Inhibitor. The canister will hold 500ml. Using the MAG Defender spanner provided, carefully unscrew the lid. Remove magnet cover and rinse under tap if required.

How often do you need to change the inhibitor in a central heating system?

The inhibitor doesn’t remove build-up sludge, to do that you need a radiator flush. Using an inhibitor improves your heating system’s efficiency. You should aim to test the inhibitor levels at least once a year and top them up as necessary. A bottle of inhibitor will cover around 10 radiators.

What does Central Heating inhibitor do?

Central Heating Inhibitors. A central heating inihibitor can help to prolong the life of your central heating system by protecting your heating system against sludge build-up, scale and corrosion. An inhibitor for central heating works by preventing metal from rusting, by adding a protective coating.