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Water Heater Leaking: The Most Common Causes 28 Nov 2023 Unvented cylinders offer outstanding performance and reliability. If you’ve primarily used older-style vented cylinders, the difference in terms of water pressure and availability at the taps is considerable. However, unvented cylinders are not without their challenges. Unless they’re properly maintained and inspected every year, they can develop leaks that compromise performance and may damage wood and other materials in the surrounding area. In this post, we’ll look at some of the most common causes that lead to a water heater leaking. Normal Expansion and Contraction While you might think the walls of your cylinder are static, the fact is that… Read more
Unvented Cylinders vs. Instant Water Heaters: What Homeowners Should Know 14 Nov 2023 Having hot water available when you open the tap is an incredible thing that most of us take for granted. That is, until your water heater fails. Then it becomes apparent just how much we depend on these devices in our lives. If you’re replacing an aging appliance, building a new home, or putting an extension on your existing home, it’s important to make the right choice in water heaters. Today, you have new options. One of those is an instant water heater. How do these devices compare to unvented cylinders? What Are Instant Water Heaters? Instant water heaters do… Read more
Tips to Help You Maximise the Lifespan of Your Unvented Cylinder 7 Nov 2023 Purchasing an unvented cylinder is an excellent choice. It ensures you have mains pressure hot water at all your taps, even those located higher up in the home. It also gives you a great deal more flexibility when it comes to installation location than what’s possible with an old-style vented cylinder. However, you’ll need to properly maintain that cylinder if you want it to last as long as possible. Below, you’ll find important tips to help maximise your cylinder’s lifespan. Have a Qualified Engineer Perform an Annual Check This is the single most important tip we can provide. Make sure… Read more
My Unvented Cylinder Is Leaking, What Should I Do? 31 Oct 2023 Water heaters make modern life much more bearable. You’re able to wash dishes in the sink, bathe, and more, without having to heat water for the purpose. However, water heaters are subject to wear and tear, and will eventually degrade and need to be replaced. If you’ve noticed that your unvented cylinder is leaking, it can be a confusing, frustrating time. What should you do? Check the Temperature First, check the temperature of the water flowing through the tundish. If the water is hot, you know the leak is from the water heater. If it’s cold, then it’s from the… Read more
Insulating Your Unvented Cylinder: How and Why It’s Important 23 Oct 2023 Unvented cylinders offer mains pressure hot water at every tap in your home. Today’s models are also more efficient than ever before, ensuring that you’re able to enjoy all the hot water your family needs while reducing the costs of heating that water. However, there are things you can do to help improve that efficiency and performance. One of them is to insulate your unvented cylinder. But how do you go about doing that? And why is it important? Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Unvented Cylinder Without insulation, your water cylinder is exposed to the surrounding air. During the… Read more
How to Find and Use the Thermostat on Your Unvented Cylinder 17 Oct 2023 Your unvented cylinder is responsible for providing mains pressure hot water throughout your home. However, you may find that you need to adjust the temperature of the water. You may need to raise it to kill off potentially harmful bacteria, or maybe you want to lower it to save money on energy or help prevent scalds if you have children in the home. Whatever the case, you’ll need to know how to locate and use the thermostat on your unvented cylinder. What Is a Thermostat? Your unvented cylinder is equipped with a thermostat, which is a simple device that allows… Read more
How Much Does It Cost to Replace My Water Heater 12 Oct 2023 Have you noticed that you have less hot water available than previously? Maybe your water heater has failed outright, and you have no hot water at all. Either way, you will certainly need to know how much it costs to replace a water heater. The simple answer is “it depends”. Let’s explore the many factors that will affect the price you pay. Type of Water Heater The most significant factor here is the type of water heater you choose to install. A simple unvented, copper cylinder could cost between £200 and £400, with labour to install adding another £30 to… Read more
Building extension What Type of Water Cylinder Should I Install in My Extension? 15 Jun 2023 If you are planning building work to your current home. You should take a moment and think about what type of water cylinder you should install in the extension. Maybe you’re building a connected granny flat or maybe you’ve finally decided to build that home pub. Whatever the case, there’s a good chance you’ll want hot water at the taps in the extension. Efficiency of delivery will depend greatly on the type of water cylinder you already have. Rather than connecting yet another line to your current cylinder, it’s probably wise to invest in a new one. But what type… Read more
Best-Temperature What’s the Best Temperature to Set Your Unvented Cylinder? 15 Jun 2023 There’s nothing like opening the tap and having a steady stream of hot water pour out. It’s ideal for washing dishes, bathing, and so many other things. Of course, today’s unvented cylinders allow you to set a temperature to your preference, so what’s the right option? Should you turn the heat up? Choose a lower setting? The answer is “it depends”. Getting the right temperature is important for several reasons, and we’ll walk you through them in this blog post. The Prime Range Unvented cylinders should be set within a narrow temperature band, just 60 to 65 degrees Celsius. Note:… Read more
How Does an Unvented Cylinder Work: Understanding Today’s Water-Heating Technology 15 Jun 2023 Once, vented cylinders were the only option. Manufacturing techniques and available materials simply offered no alternatives. Today, that’s not the case. The unvented cylinder has become the most popular way to heat water in traditional homes, flats, and even within businesses. Not sure how these cylinders work? We’ll give you a brief crash course. What Is an Unvented Cylinder? An unvented cylinder is exactly what it sounds like – a sealed system designed to heat water that’s then supplied to the taps within a home. Unlike a vented cylinder, these systems do not have a built-in vent that constantly allows… Read more

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