Vented Hot Water Cylinder Installation

Do You Need To Replace Or Install A New Traditional/Vented Hot Water Cylinder in Gloucester?

If you have a traditional/vented hot water cylinder system that is getting old, or if you are looking to install a traditional system, you have found the right place!

Traditional hot water cylinders (vented) use gravity or pumps to supply hot water to outlets. They require storage tanks at high-level to be able to work, thus are not suited for every property. Vented cylinders can perform well when carefully installed, but typically they are not.

By using the wrong installer you are opening yourself up to performance issues, wasted efficiencies and wasted money!

With correct design and installation, such as those we install in Gloucester, vented/traditional hot water systems can supply water to many outlets at the same time and give a good performance. Where increases in pressure or flow are required beyond what good design can provide, pumps can be utilised to achieve this.

So Why Use Us?

  • We have transparent prices, show up on time and are highly professional
  • We are both WaterSafe & Gas Safe registered
  • Our engineers are registered heating engineers with the CIPHE
  • We are a TrustMark & FairTrades registered company

We offer guarantees of up to 5-years on the equipment we install as part of central heating installations we undertake (terms & conditions apply).

“I prefer hot water storage systems, such as vented cylinders, compared to combi boilers in most properties, they have many more benefits so long there is space to install one. Their biggest drawback in a typical property is shower pressure and the space required to install one, but with careful design and the use of pumps where needed, these systems can perform great!”

What We Offer:

  • We are punctual and provide accurate time-slots
  • Excellent value for money
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Exceptional customer service

For cylinder replacements and new installations, we provide free fully written quotations and arrange arrival times and dates with the customer in advance of the work taking place.


Heat Loss From Vented Cylinders

It is common for older cylinders to have little to no lagging. In some instances, customers will have what is known as a jacket wrapped around them to help reduce heat loss.

Modern cylinders are insulated better, thus have far better heat retention properties than older versions. The better the quality and the thicker the insulation, the longer it will take for the hot water cylinder to cool through heat loss.

Energy bills are almost always on the rise. Even small savings now will eventually become big savings in the future as the value of the currency decreases and the cost of fuels increases. Be forward thinking when it comes to energy use, it can save you big in the future.

Incorrectly Replacing Vented Cylinders With Combi Boilers

Often vented/traditional hot water systems are incorrectly replaced with combi boilers for the homeowner to find out shortly afterwards that running more than one tap at a time is problematic to impossible. Just because vented cylinders are an older style of system, it does not mean they cannot work well or outperform modern systems, it just depends on the needs of the user and the properties design.

Highly efficient hot water production is achievable with vented hot water systems. In properties with medium to higher hot water depend, the running costs of a well designed vented hot water system can grossly outperform a combi boiler system.

Vented Hot Water Systems Can Perform Very Well!

There is a common consensus that vented hot water cylinders are somehow inferior to other options, which is not the case. They do need adequate space and to be installed correctly to perform well, but when done so will provide hot water cheaply and reliably.

When using gravity, the pressure is dictated to by the height of the cold water storage tank that feeds into a vented cylinder. A common issue here is that the “head” of water from the shower head to the storage tank above can often be restricted, thus giving a low pressure at the shower. With a poor shower choice and lousy system design, this can result in poor shower flow. There are plenty of poorly installed vented hot water cylinders in Gloucester.

Although the installation of a condensing boiler to this type of cylinder is not enough to ensure maximum efficiency for hot water production, with careful design, gas or LPG boilers can be utilised to produce hot water at very high efficiencies. This can make for large fuel savings compared to combi boilers and electric showers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Without loft space or something similar, the only option would be to use a Fortic cylinder. Although these systems have their place, they are restricted in their performance, and as a result, typically only used when other options are not practically possible.

With careful design and a correctly sized cylinder, a pump can be used to provide a high-performance power shower. In certain circumstances, this can be achieved without the need for a pump

Typically they will need at least a cupboard space and room above in such things as an attic or loft.

Areas Around Gloucester That We Cover

  • Staunton
  • Hartpury
  • Highnam
  • Huntley
  • Minsterworth
  • Hardwicke
  • Churchdown
  • Twigworth
  • Whitminster

See all the areas we cover here!