Hot Water Cylinders
Wherever there is a regular or system boiler being used, you will need to have a cylinder installed where you can store all of your hot water – ready to be used for showers, baths and for the kitchen.
When choosing a new cylinder for your home, the most suitable option will be based on your home set up, available space, and how much water you and your family use in a typical day.
Vented Hot Water Cylinders are the most common found in homes across the UK. Made of copper, cylinders such as these are filled with cold water from a storage tank likely to be found in the loft. A vent pipe will be required to link the vented hot water cylinder and the cold water in the storage tank.
If you’re looking for a more energy efficient hot water system, especially if you have poor pressure showers and fluctuating hot water, then it may be an option to install a new unvented hot water cylinder. Unvented Hot Water Cylinders work directly from the mains water supply therefore it is important to have a good mains cold water pressure for optimum performance.