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Water softeners and heat exchangers ARE a safe match

GOING SOFT ON WATER SUPPLY

The HHIC (Heating and Hotwater Industry Council) guidance for the use of water softeners and boilers may have changed recently but beware installers who don’t recommend making the most of the opportunity.

Subsequent to the publication of the HHIC’s Consumer Guide ‘Protecting your boiler and heating system’ it seems that we are (in fact we already were) in a minority of installers helping customers to feel the benefit.

Today’s modern central heating boilers are compromised by exposure to limescale and the lifespan of the boiler can be affected.

Opinion is divided over the use of a water softener as an effective solution to protect heating systems and boiler manufacturers have made it difficult to make an informed choice on whether the two can co-exist.

Corrosion: The myth dismantled

For many years it was thought that softened water increased corrosion within aluminium boiler heat exchangers. But the myth has now been dismantled. For the record, recent research supports the fact that softened water (base-exchange) WILL NOT typically be detrimental to a boiler heat exchanger.

The British Standards Institute corrosion report confirmed that in the long term softened water has no adverse effect on aluminium heat exchangers.

We recommend that before you choose your new, or replacement, boiler that you call us for advice regarding the type and manufacturer of the boiler you’re considering having installed.

SEMfacilities are contract experts for heating, plumbing and water treatment systems for both the commercial and domestic sector.

For more details call us on 0203 4750 999

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