Vented Hot Water Cylinder Installations And Replacements In Leominster
Vented hot water systems are ideal where there are barriers or costs to preventing unvented installations and where multiple hot water outlets are required to be used at the same time. Even when this is not the case, they can be designed to produce hot water efficiently and have added benefits over alternative systems, such as combi boilers.
We believe that vented hot water systems are more reliable and offer better performance than combi boiler systems. Combi boilers typically may have better pressure and appear to work better with such things as showers, but this is often due to design.
Pumps can be used to correct pressure issues with vented systems, although if installed correctly, even at lower pressures, high hot water flows are still obtainable and can produce good operation at a shower and other outlets. Again it comes down to design and the installation process.
We have bee installing and replacing hot water cylinders around Leominster for some time now. Should it be a straight cylinder replacement or a completely new system installed, we are the go-to people in the area for such work.
So Why Use Us?
- We are registered with WaterSafe
- Our plumbers are regisered with the CIPHE
- We work to high standards
- Guarantees that excel beyond our competitors
Vented hot water cylinders ustilise water stored in storage tanks at a high-level to deliver water to taps, which goes by the name of “gravity fed”. Pressure available ant an outlet is dictated by the “head height” of water above the outlet in the storage tank.
Pumps can be utilised to increase pressure, thus increasing flow. However, it is possible to have high-flow at low pressures through careful system design.
Inferior installation methods, such as pipe-sizing and equipment choices, plus restrictions in the pipework to outlets are what leads to reduced flow rates with these systems. A common example is with showers which have little head height above the shower head to the storage tank.
The best thing about a correctly installed and well-designed gravity fed system is its reliability. There is no pressure reducing valves to break and no expansion vessels that need re-charging. They are solid, and that is why we have many of these systems in the UK still working today after many years of service.
What We Offer:
- An open and honest service
- Well designed systems
- Solutions to your problems
- 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 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 Old Cylinders
Old cylinders that have no insulation or rely on insulation jackets may be worth replacing to reduce bills. Due to the amount of heat loss from a cylinder without foam lagging, good savings in fuel/energy use reduction can be made over a while by replacing with a newer and well-insulated version.
Areas Around Leominster That We Cover
- Stoke Prior
- Hope Under Dinmore
- Mortimers Cross