Busy homeowners are forgiven if they don’t completely understand their plumbing systems. Synergy Plumbing Services are proud to be your local plumbers in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, and the East Midlands so please do give us a call.

Our highly professional team understands pipes, drains, and the interior workings of plumbing related appliances in your home. Immersion heaters are a significant part of your homes plumbing system and to help you understand what we are talking about, here is a bit more about immersion heaters.

If you need help with installation, maintenance or repair, please do get in touch.

What is an Immersion Heater?

An immersion heater is a specialised heating device that can be submerged in water or other liquid for effective heating. We most often see this type of heating in the form of elements within the water heating tanks. The elements can sometimes malfunction, bringing an end to hot water until the element is replaced. It is a simple solution that Synergy Plumbing Services can help you with.

What are the Different Types of Immersion Heater?

There are a few different varieties of Immersion Heaters. Synergy Plumbing Services has seen them all and they come in three main varieties:

Over the Side Immersion Heaters

With this style, the heating element is mounted to the side of the unit and proper circulation allows for an even distribution of heat through the unit. They can be temporary or welded to the side of the unit.

Flanged Immersion Heaters

These immersion heaters are most often brought through the side of a unit. They are welded into a flange provided with wiring boxes for proper electrical connections. Flanged immersion heaters come with a range of different kilowatts, voltages, and terminals to choose from and are easily monitored and controlled.

Tethered or Screw-in Plug Immersion Heaters

The vast majority of tank water heaters utilise tethered or screw-in plug Immersion Heaters. These units are easily installed at the base of the unit to allow for proper heat distribution throughout the system.

Various sizes and types are dependent upon the individual tank and therefore you should always contact Synergy Plumbing Services to ensure the right fit for the tank.

We value our loyal customers in the community and want to help you understand your plumbing a bit better. If you are having water heating issues or any other plumbing related problem, do not hesitate to contact us. We can assess the issue and get your plumbing system working the way it should be fast and efficiently. We are well reviewed and ready to help.

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