Vented Hot Water Cylinder Installation

Do you require a new or replacement vented hot water cylinder in the Malvern area?

Standard vented cylinders rely on gravity to supply hot water to outlets. It is possible to pump these kinds of systems in order to improve pressure and flow depending on the requirements of the dwelling.

One great thing about these hot water cylinders is that, provided they have been properly installed and the system has been efficiently designed, they are able to provide hot water to several outlets at the same time. In a medium to large sized dwelling or a smaller home with unusual hot water requirements, this system is a far better option than a combi boiler.

The only disadvantage of standard hot water cylinders is the usual lack of pressure. As mentioned earlier, this can be improved significantly by using pumps, but sometimes this is not possible or prefered depending on the property and the user.

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It is sometimes said that vented hot water cylinders are a less modern method of providing hot water, thus they are not as high-quality as other choices; this is untrue. Nevertheless, they do require space and a certain type of installation in order to get them working efficiently and effectively.

The height of the cold water tank that leads into the cylinder affects the amount of pressure available at the outlet. Where showers are fitted with the shower head standing just underneath the storage tank, flow at the shower can be restricted, particularly if there is a poorly-designed plumbing system. This is what often causes these types of systems getting a bad name, when in fact, it boils down to low-quality installation and design. In the Malvern area, we have encountered many inadequately installed vented hot water cylinders.

One area that is seldom mentioned is the possibility of achieving high efficiencies in hot water production with this sort of system. Fitting a condensing boiler to one of these cylinders will not suffice in ensuring efficient hot water production, but when designed properly, gas or LPG central heating systems are able to make hot water and heating at high performance, leading to savings in fuel in comparison to less efficient hot water production choices, for example, combi boilers.

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“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

If no loft space exists in a property, the only possibility would be a Fortic cylinder. They are restricted in terms of their performance, and thus, as a result are usually only chosen when other possibilities are not practical.

If designed carefully and with the correct sized cylinder, yes, you can get great performance out of a power shower using a vented cylinder.

The usual requirement is at least a cupboard space as well as room in the attic/loft. There are, however, options like Fortic cylinders, as previously discussed, for other types of dwellings.

Heat Loss For Cylinders

It is possible for old cylinders not to have any lagging or insulation, or they have lagging jackets in order to slow down the cooling of the hot water cylinder. Even though jackets are preferable to bare cylinders, modern cylinders do have quality lagging which is thicker than previously, which allows water to stay hotter for longer, which in turn lowers hot water bills as there is much less thermal loss. There is an enormous difference regarding heat retention comparing a new cylinder to an uninsulated cylinder or one with a jacket!

Energy prices are on the rise. With the exception of periodic dips, fuel becomes dearer as time passes. Little savings now can turn into big savings in one to two decades’ time, so looking to the future in regards to the reduction of your property’s fuel consumption for heating and hot water, is a sensible measure.

Areas Around Malvern That We Cover

  • Leigh Sinton
  • Rhydd
  • Hanley Castle
  • Hanley Swan
  • Colwall
  • Cradley
  • Little Malvern

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