Commercial Heating System Water Treatments: What You Need to Know

Water is essential to the success of any commercial heating system. Without it, your unit can’t produce heat – and without heat you’re not going to be able to keep things warm. This is why water treatments are so important; they ensure that your equipment will remain reliable for years to come.

commercial heating systemsHere’s what you need to know about commercial heating systems water treatments:

There are many different types of commercial heating systems water treatment products on the market today, but chlorination is one of the most popular because it’s easy and inexpensive. Chlorine doesn’t just kill bacteria though, it also prevents corrosion in pipes which means less repairs down the road! Salt-based water treatment is also very easy to use and maintain. It’s basically like adding salt to your water which helps prevent corrosion of coils, heat exchangers, boilers, tanks etc. Once again though; this type of system doesn’t just disinfect – it prevents scale build-up too!

Commercial heating systems require constant water treatment to avoid corrosion and scale: problems that may result in energy waste and a poor system performance. It may also be necessary to replace components more regularly than needed if a commercial heating system was running optimally. Water that is of good quality circulates in all heating systems, however large or little they may be. This has been recognised by boiler makers, who advocate the use of high-quality water in their boilers.

ST Heating Services are experts when it comes to commercial heating systems. As well as water treatment, we provide you with the most up-to-date information about efficient and economical commercial heating system operation in order to keep your business running smoothly throughout all seasons. If you are a plant operator or commercial heating engineer responsible for system performance at the plant site, then it is important that you are aware of the different types of water treatment methods.

ST Heating Services recommend using a two-step approach to commercial heating system water treatment in order to ensure optimum performance and efficiency from your boiler or heat exchanger. The first step should be an ion exchange softening process for alkalinity reduction and calcium carbonate precipitation. This will work to reduce the overall hardness of your water, which in turn reduces the scaling and corrosion that can occur as a result of hard water build-up within your system .

The second step is to introduce a chemical feed system. This will work to neutralise the acidity of your water, which again reduces corrosion and scaling within your heating equipment. A commercial boiler or heat exchanger can be vulnerable to damage over time due to hard water build-up, so it is very important that you have your systems professionally serviced on an annual basis.

It is also important to consider the cost of water treatments for commercial heating systems. While there are some natural products available, they don’t always offer adequate alkalinity or acidity reduction which can lead to further damage over time. If you need help choosing a reliable treatment method that suits your system and budget, contact us at ST Heating Services on 0161 279 0137 or email any queries to