THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ADEY'S
HEATING SYSTEM BEST PRACTICES
In the ever-evolving world of building regulations and standards, staying updated is crucial. The recent amendments to the UK Buildings Regulations (2010), specifically Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Power, which took effect on 15th June 2022, emphasize the importance of adhering to the British Standard BS 7593:2019. This guide aims to provide homeowners with a comprehensive understanding of these regulations and how to comply with them.
UNDERSTANDING PART L AND BS 7593:2019
Part L of the UK Buildings Regulations states that domestic heating systems should be prepared and commissioned in accordance with the British Standard BS 7593:2019.
HOW TO COMPLY:
Before a new heating appliance is installed, all central heating and primary hot water circuits should be thoroughly cleaned and flushed out. A suitable chemical inhibitor should be added to the primary heating circuit to protect against scale and corrosion. In hard water areas, suitable measures should be taken to treat the feed water.
All recommended cleaning methodologies can be improved with external magnetite capture equipment.
An in-line filter should be fitted to ALL systems.
A permanent in-line filter, chemical clean and freshwater flush should be actioned before adding the inhibitor.
Biocide is required in low-temperature heating systems and should be considered for higher temperature systems for added protection during downtime.
Every year, an on-site water test is required to test the level of inhibitor and cleanliness of the system.
Every 5 years, inhibitor should be re-dosed, of a full system water test undertaken.
ADEY'S BEST PRACTICE
Our Adey product range includes an assortment of award-winning filters, chemicals, and water testing solutions. These products, trusted by heating engineers worldwide, are designed to shield your heating system from boiler breakdown, decrease carbon emissions, and ultimately, reduce energy bills.
All central heating and primary hot water circuits must be thoroughly cleaned and flushed out. Check out the ADEY solutions for effective cleaning products.
Add a suitable chemical inhibitor to the primary heating circuit. This protects against scale and corrosion. Consider using ADEY's MC1+ Central Heating Protector.
In hard water areas, it's crucial to treat the feed water appropriately.
By following ADEY’s best practice, and complying with Part L & BS7593:2019, the homeowner will:
- Extend the lifespan of their bolier by up to 7 years.
- Reduce costs associated with maintenance and replacement parts.
- Save up to 7% on their annual gas bill.
- Lower household carbon emissions by 7% per year.
- Avoid unexpected breakdown.
Test the quality of the heating system water with ADEY ProCheck® for instant results or, send a water sample to our UKAS accredited laboratory, with results returned within 24 hours. Whether you're conducting regular maintenance or setting up a new boiler, it's crucial to test the water. To adhere to BS793 2019 and Part L regulations, you must ensure that the inhibitor level and system cleanliness meet the necessary standards.
ADEY MC3+ CLEANER
ADEY MC3+ Central Heating Cleaner is a high-performance chemical cleaner, that removes both system corrosion and limescale deposition. With its highly concentrated formula, the MC3+ restores your heating efficiency, reducing your heating and maintenance bills. Suitable for all central heating systems it can be left in your system for up to 28 days to remove any sludge, debris and scale.
ADEY MC1 PROTECTOR
ADEY’s increased strength high performance MC1+® inhibitor protects against system corrosion and lime scale deposition, improves heating efficiency and boiler performance. Systems can be further protected with MC10+® Biocide. For ongoing protection install the market-leading magnetic filter MagnaClean®. A water test should be carried out after commissioning and recorded within Benchmark for proof of cleanliness.