Poor water quality is the most common cause of heating system breakdowns.

Good water quality is crucial when it comes to protecting heating systems so they can operate efficiently over short and long term.

If untreated homeowners could face an increase in energy costs or expensive repair bills if vital components fail.

Until now heating engineers have only had two options to check the water quality either by checking inhibitor levels or to carry out a full lab testing with a wait on test results
We are now able to carry this testing out on site and with instant results.

This system is designed to provide quick and easy method of testing system which qualities in a smartphone this step-by-step process provides instant validation of system health measuring inhibitor erosion and pH levels under 3 minutes.

Our water testing delivers a fast, accurate and reliable service, using an online facility which produces reports on water quality and an explanation of the likely causes of system problems along with best practice recommendations to restore the heating system to full efficiency.

The reports are produced from ADEY’s state-of-the-art R&D facility in Kent, which is the first and only laboratory in the HVAC sector to be accredited by UKAS for testing central heating system water.

Central heating systems are complex. The systems comprise a lot of different components and materials: steel, copper, brass, aluminium, stainless steel and cast iron, as well as all kinds of plastic and rubber.

It is important for all of the components and materials within the central heating system that the water quality is managed, and corrosion is prevented. Good-quality, clean water in the installation ensures optimum heat transfer to all applicable parts of the system. It also helps to maximise efficiency and reduce energy consumption, and lengthens the service life of the components in the installation.

The latest high-performance boiler models feature increasingly compact designs. As a result, heat exchangers are delivering a greater flow of heat over a smaller heat transfer area. The presence of hard water in a central heating system can cause limescale deposits to form in hot areas.

Most notably, this happens in heat exchangers in central heating boilers, regardless of the material from which them heat exchangers are made. In some cases it may be necessary to decalcify/soften the water in the central heating system.

The decalcification method and the scope have a considerable impact on the corrosive effect of the water in the CH system.

Failure to follow the instructions may result in the warranty for the boiler being invalidated.