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AM Elements Gas, Heating & Plumbing in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
AM Elements Gas, Heating & Plumbing in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
Magnetic Filter

What is a Magnetic Filter for your Heating System?

A magnetic filter is designed to collect debris from the water in your central heating system so it doesn’t build up and cause a blockage. =

Over time, metal flecks – the result of rust and corrosion – collect in the water. When this mixes with other debris, it can form a sludge-like substance capable of causing a blockage.

A magnetic filter attracts the metal particles and removes them from the water. 

Do I need a Magnetic Filter?

Without a water filter working to remove the debris in your central heating system, there’s an increased chance of sludge building up and causing a blockage. This could cause your boiler to break completely or have many complications/breakdowns during its lifetime.

Even before it reaches this stage, too much debris in the water flowing through your pipes can slow down the whole system, making it inefficient and costing you more in energy bills.   

Signs that your boiler may need a water filter fitted include: 

  • Excessive noises coming from your system (gurgling and banging)
  • Difficulty getting your central heating or hot water up to temperature 
  • Cold spots on your radiators (particularly at the top) 
  • Cloudy water from the taps 
  • Boiler shuts down regularly, and noticeable leaks   

The longer you leave the problem, the worse it’s likely to get. If you’re unsure whether you have a problem with sludge, ask a Gas Safe registered engineer to take a look at your boiler.

How can I get a Magnetic Filter Installed?

Most boilers are fitted with a filter when they are first installed. In 2022, part L of the Building Regulations (the bit that deals with home heating) was updated to include boiler filters.

It’s now a requirement to fit a magnetic filter when a new boiler is installed.  

 If you have had your boiler installed prior to the regulations amendments, you can get in contact with your local, Gas Safe registered engineer to install one into your system.

Where to fit a magnetic filter?

The filter fits on the return pipe (the bit that brings water back into the boiler). It involves cutting away a portion of the pipe to fit the filter – this is a job for a Gas Safe registered engineer.

How do I clean my boiler filter?

Your boiler filter must be cleaned regularly to empty it of the debris that it has collected. 

This would be carried out during your yearly annual boiler service. There’s no need for you to do anything between services unless you think there may be a problem with the filter and you need an expert opinion.

A magnetic boiler filter is not something that you can take out and clean yourself. This is a job for a professional heating engineer.  

Contact AM Elements today to start saving on your energy bills, extend the life of your boiler, cutting carbon emissions and minimising any costly repair bills.

Call: 07368855367

Email: help@amelements.co.uk

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