These days, hot water is essential to the smooth running of any home or business. Thanks to modern hot water cylinders, many homes have plenty of hot water but if you find that your water is not as hot as it should be, or that your water pressure is not as strong as it once was, Contact Synergy Plumbing Services. We are your local plumbers in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, Quorn, Barrow Upon Soar, Kegworth and surrounding areas. We can help you with your unvented water cylinders.
What is the Difference between Unvented and Vented Water Cylinders?
The average homeowner may not understand the difference between an unvented water cylinder and its vented counterpart.
A vented water cylinder is the more common, and traditional variety of hot water cylinders. Here, an emersion heater heats cold water and utilizes trapped air within the system to accommodate expanding water within the system. Overheating can occur, but is actually quite rare as they operate on a relatively low-pressure system. The downside to this option is that if the pressure is too low, issues can occur.
An unvented water cylinder holds more pressure than the traditional vented variety. The system is fed directly from the cold water main and utilizes the same pressure as the main. The resulting water pressure is greatly increased in showers and throughout the home. This is the primary reason more homeowners are switching to unvented water cylinders as opposed to vented water cylinders. Water is heated from an immersion source or the system can be adapted to a variety of additional heating sources such as solar or fuel options.
Can I Install an Unvented Water Cylinder Alone?
Due to the intricate nature and design of unvented water cylinders, the average handyman is not equipped with the necessary tools for proper installation. Only an appropriately qualified engineer can install one of these devices. In addition, the system must undergo an annual inspection to ensure it meets with regulations and is void of any pinholes or kinks in the pressurised tubing.
If you want to improve your home’s water pressure for your overall comfort, or have water heating issues, contact Synergy Plumbing Services today and let us install your Unvented Water Cylinder.
To discuss the heating options available to your property, contact us today and we can suggest an individual solution that is right for you.