Vented Hot Water Cylinder Installation

Do You Require a Vented Hot Water Cylinder Installation Or Replacements In Hereford?

Vented hot water systems are good solutions when costs or complications prevent the use of unvented systems. They also can supply multiple hot water outlets at the same time and can be designed to supply large hot water demands. The can be designed to produce hot water efficiently and have added benefits over combi boiler systems.

We believe that vented hot water systems are more reliable and offer better overall performance than combi boiler systems. Combi boilers generally operate at better pressures and can allow for showers to perform well with less work going into design, but are unable to provide sufficient water to multiple outlets at the same time.

Pumps can be used with vented systems to increase pressure and flow. However, if installed correctly, even at lower pressures, high hot water flows are still obtainable without the need for pumps.

We install and replace hot water cylinders in and around Hereford. Should it be a straight swap, or a completely new system installed, we are the people to call.

So Why Use Us?

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Vented hot water cylinders use water stored in storage tanks at a higher level to provide the flow they need to deliver hot water to taps. The pressure available at an outlet is dictated by the “head height” of water above the outlet in the storage tank which is “gravity fed”.

Water pumps can be used to increase pressure, therefore increasing flow at outlets. It is possible to have high-flow at low pressures without the use of pumps through careful hot water system design.

Pipe-sizing, poor equipment choices and restrictions in the pipework that supply outlets are what causes reduced flow rates in vented systems. A typical example is where showers which have been installed with little head height above the shower to the storage tank.

Correctly installed gravity fed systems are reliable. They have no serviceable components and less equipment that can fail. This is why we have many of these systems in the UK still working today after many years of service.

What We Offer:

  • We are open and honest
  • We design systems that perform
  • We provide solutions to your problems
  • We give exceptional levels of service

“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!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Flats and properties without loft spaces. Although there are solutions, such as Fortic cylinders, these systems have severe limitations in their performance.

Mixer showers, water saving showers, power showers, waterfall showers, plus many other choices. So long as the shower is compatible with low-pressure systems and the system is designed correctly, any type of shower is possible.

Heat Loss From Older Cylinders

Older cylinders can have no insulation or simple jackets. They may be worth replacing from a cost-saving point of view to reduce bills due to the amount of standing heat loss from them.

Areas Around Hereford That We Cover

  • Creden Hill
  • Madley
  • Breat Brampton
  • Didley
  • Kingsthorne
  • Bolstone
  • Hampton Bishop
  • Dormington
  • Stoke Edith
  • Burley Gate
  • Canon Pyon
  • Bodenham

See all the areas we cover here!