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Alde Heating System Diagnostics & Repair
Alde Heating System Servicing & Repair in Chester at KamperBitz

Alde repairs at KamperBitz

ALDE HEATING SYSTEM SERVICING & REPAIR

As a Alde approved servicing and repair centre, KamperBitz in Chester is the obvious choice for all repairs and maintenance of your Alde heating system.

These systems have made leisure vehicle holidays, even in the winter months, a pleasure, but it’s no fun if it lets you down when you need it the most! 

Servicing your Alde heating system couldn’t be easier when you choose KamperBitz. We can expertly find and fix any faults, carry out heating fluid changes and arrange replacement parts if necessary making sure that you and your fellow holidaymakers are kept warm when you need to be.

What is Alde Heating and Why Change the Fluid?

Alde supply central heating units for motorhomes and caravans, the Compact 3020 and previously the Compact 3010. A case surrounds a water cylinder which is heated by the heating transfer fluid (HTF). The system is powered by LPG gas in the combustion chamber or 230v AC elements as required. The system can be used with or without water as the heat is transferred via the fluid (HTF).

To heat the vehicle the fluid (HTF) is piped around aluminium pipes and radiators and uses convection to heat the air in the same way as a home central heating system, except that instead of using fresh water we use Heating Fluid

 

There are several reasons for this;

  • It protects the heating system from freezing so you don't need to drain and fill it (though you must still drain down the hot water system, so the boiler is not damaged by the "tap" water freezing).

  • It prevents corrosion of the boiler and pipework so that the system remains efficient.

  • It conducts the heat more efficiently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue or Pink Fluid, and How Often to Change?

Most motorhomes and caravans are built and supplied with blue heating fluid installed. This degrades and requires flushing after 2 years and if it is not changed, it becomes less effective as heating fluid and could put your system at risk of damage or costly replacement.

Alde recommend that the original blue fluid is replaced by a specific pink or magenta heating fluid that lasts for 5 years. Whilst the blue fluid is cheaper than the pink, the cost of changing blue fluid twice in 5 years far outweighs the extra cost of the pink fluid (changed once in the same period) You do not need Alde's own antifreeze, any fluid that meets the "G13" standard can be used.

We can carry out fluid changes either at our workshop or mobile using the latest Alde approved transfer equipment - call us on 01513740804 to arrange your fluid change

Topping Up Your Alde Fluid

For topping up purposes, a system filled with blue heating fluid can be topped up with blue or pink fluid, but a system filled with pink should only be topped up with pink.

What if I Don't Change the Fluid in Time?

In the worst case scenario, when the inhibitors in the heating fluid become weak, the boiler can corrode to the point where it fails and will no longer work. This is a super expensive item to replace.

You may also notice a bad fishy smell caused by the deteriorated heating fluid.

Trained and Certified by Alde

As Alde approved engineers we can change the heating fluid in your motorhome or caravan at your home or on site. We can also carry out repairs and servicing. 

Coverage and Cost

Based in Chester, Cheshire we cover the area approximately 40 mins around Chester. 

A small heating system fluid change is £250 and for larger systems with under floor heating etc is around £310. 

KamperBitz repair and service caravans, motorhomes, and campervans across the North West & North Wales. We also supply, fit, and service a wide range of appliances and accessories for all leisure vehicles.

To find out more about Alde Heating System Servicing & Repair in Chester contact us online or call us directly on 01513740804

Alde Heating at KamperBitz
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