Circulating pumps are a very important part of the central heating system as their purpose is to pump water around the heating system. But because it’s a mechanical component, it’s also subject to wear and tear.
There are models with variable speed settings to those that detect changes requested by your heating system and automatically adapt in performance. A circulating pump is commonly used for circulating water in a specific
Circulating pumps are centrifugal pumps type of heating or cooling system.
They are usually powered by electricity. Circulating pumps are centrifugal pumps designed to generate a forced circulation in a closed system. Examples are heating systems for hot water or high-temperature hot water at temperatures above 120 °C, heat transfer systems, forced circulation boilers.
A boilers circulation pump is used to remove hot water from the boiler, and then pass it into heating devices such as the radiator or a convection pipe system. The power of the pump is enough to cause the water to travel right back up to the boiler from the pipework.
Using a circulation pump is a great way of keeping water traveling throughout the system. Some large homes even use a number of pumps together to warm specific areas of the house.
Despite their usefulness, like all mechanical equipment pumps can sometimes fail, and when this happens, you need to be able to troubleshoot your heating devices.
To troubleshoot the circulator pump, you will first need to make sure that the boiler is already hot, but the hot water is not being moved out of the tank. Wait until the boiler temperature reaches the required level at which the pump should cut in, and then check the device.
Some problems you can have on your pump is it wont run at all, they can start to get very noisy as they age and they can start leaking like any water mechanical component. Need a pump change why not give us a call on 07470 672 175