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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
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
How Can I Tell If My Mains Water Supply Is Suitable for an Unvented Cylinder? 15 Jun 2023 Without a ready supply of hot water at the taps, many of the things we take for granted about modern life are impossible. It’s challenging to wash the dishes or even take a shower. But if you’ve been living with a vented water cylinder, chances are good you haven’t always had the reliable hot water you want. An unvented cylinder can help. However, you’ll need to ensure that your mains water supply is suitable. What’s the minimum flow rate? What else should you know? Why Choose an Unvented Cylinder? Before we discuss your mains water supply, let’s talk about why… Read more
Can an Unvented Cylinder Freeze? 15 Jun 2023 The ability to store and access hot water with the twist of a handle was nothing short of revolutionary. However, old-style vented cylinders suffered from many challenges that made life harder. Unvented cylinders get around those issues, including being able to deal with cold temperatures much better. But can an unvented cylinder freeze? Let’s discuss what you need to know. Why Did Vented Cylinders Freeze? You might be wondering why a vented cylinder would freeze in the first place. There’s a combination of reasons behind this unwanted characteristic. 1. Installation Location – To be effective, vented cylinders had to be… Read more
Annual Unvented Cylinder Servicing: What Should Be Included? 15 Jun 2023 Modern unvented cylinders are marvels of engineering. They are strong enough to contain considerable internal pressure while supplying perfectly heated water to every tap within your home. However, they do need a little help along the way. Like all home appliances, unvented cylinders can suffer from wear and tear and will begin to break down over time. The key to keeping yours in good condition is to have it serviced, and maintained annually. However, what should such an service include? What Should an Unvented Cylinder Annual Service Include? It’s important to understand that your annual unvented cylinder service is more… Read more

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