York signs up to MagnaClean to reduce maintenance costs

Published:  09 May, 2008

To reduce the costs of maintenance central-heating systems in York council housing, British Gas Housing Services Group is to install magnetic filter technology on new and existing systems

The City of York is looking to reduce maintenance call-outs and costs associated with central-heating systems in its housing stock with the installation of magnetic filter technology. The programme involves the installation of MagnaClean Professional filters to maintain and protect central-heating systems by removing black-iron oxide contamination which leads to inefficient performance, system deterioration and eventual failure.

Neil Halliday, British Gas Housing Services group contracts manager for York, believes the decision will bring significant benefits in the performance of the central-heating systems and also substantial budgetary savings. He says, ‘There is no doubt the product works, and the council is always looking at ways to make the budgets go further, and this makes perfect long-term sense.

‘We’re in year one of a 3-year contract and have been monitoring the situation. It’s working and doing what it claims, and it’s been amazing what the filters have been picking up. I’ve been in the gas industry for 38 years, and this is one of the best system maintenance and protection developments I’ve seen. I wise we’d had the product years ago. The technology is simple, but extremely effective.

Andy Wilcock of the City of York Council is responsible for 8600 homes in the City and states that the two primary objectives are to reduce departmental servicing costs and prolong the life of the central-heating systems in the properties.

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