Central Heating Filter

What is a Central Heating Filter?

A Central Heating Filter (or magnetic filter) is designed to catch system sludge and therefore prevent the problems caused by loose debris and rust. Being magnetic, they are very effective at attracting and removing corroded iron and steel material which often forms the basis of the sludge.

Worth looking out for are designs that include a gravity de-aeration filter. These remove non-metallic debris so give additional filtration to the water, helping purify it further.

Harland Guscott, Director

“We’re here to ensure all homes receive the power they need, with lower energy bills and a heating system that will last.”

Fact Check: Did You Know?

Over 80% of boiler breakdowns in the first five years are caused by the build-up of sludge, clinging to parts within your heating system. This is made up of debris and rust that build up in the pipes over time. Sludge often leads to a range of expensive component issues and a reduction in overall system efficiency.

In order to prevent problems from arising, we recommend our customers explore installing a magnetic filter to save money and make for a greener heating system. In fact, independent research has stated that you can save up to £80 on your annual gas bill by taking care of sludge-like deposits through filtration and cleaning.

What Causes The Need For Central Heating Filters?

With water passing through metal pipes and radiators in your central heating system, rust inevitably forms. After a prolonged period, the rust will break away from the pipe, mix with dirt and debris and go on to form a sludge-like substance. Within the system, the sludge will often settle in certain places that then causes cold spots in your radiators, the clogging of boiler components and soon becomes an expensive headache. 

Signs You Need A Central Heating Filter Installation

  • Your radiators are cool at the bottom and hot at the top. 

  • Radiators bleed a murky, dark colour.

  • Boiler is making strange gurgling or banging noises.

Without tackling the problem of sludge, your system will become less and less efficient over time. This then leads to a spike in your energy bills and an increase in your carbon footprint. This is without then having to factor in the cost of repairs and the reduced lifespan of your appliances, making the installation of a central heating filter a sound, long-term investment.

How Guscott Works

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Manufacturer Warranty

Sleep soundly knowing that your boiler is protected from problems with up to a 12+ year manufacturer warranty.

The Guscott Guarantee

You’ll get our complete 1-year breakdown and repair guarantee on all central heating systems fitted by our team

MCS Accredited

We are one of the few leading installers in Kent who are legally able to install environmentally friendly Air Source Heat Pumps in your home.

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Protect Your Home

Our engineers treat your home like their own and are expertly trained to make sure it’s kept neat, tidy and damage free

Environmentally Conscious

We only work with A-rated boiler models so you can be sure you’re doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint by choosing us

Reduce Your Energy Bills

Our expert advise you on simple tweaks you can make in your home to save money on every visit

What Our Customers Think

5 star reviews
 “Consumate professionals, the team went above and beyond with my boiler replacement. Courteous, clean & excellent communication with very good post-installation service. Guscott are not only competitive on price, quality is the foundation of their business. I will always go back to Guscott for any similar work in the future”

Luke Jamieson

5 star reviews

“Harland and his team were
exceptional. They worked tirelessly to install a full heating system in our new home including coping with some unexpected tricky challenges. Harland and the team are thorough, polite and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone! 5 *****”

Natalie Archer

5 star reviews

“My boiler, which was installed by
Guscott Heating, needed it’s first
service. They gave me a courtesy call to remind me and booked a visit over the phone. The service engineers where thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. All done in less than an hour and they left the place clean and tidy.
Really pleased”

Patricia Pigram

5 star reviews

“Harland and his team are polite
friendly and very helpful. They
installed a radiator and serviced my boiler going the extra mile to
reprogram it to ensure complete
efficiency – with good quality
workman hard to come by put these guys top of your list for plumbing”

Shaun Jenkins