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Hot Water Cylinder Installations

A hot water cylinder is one of the most vital additions to any home as your primary source of heating and hot water for washing. Considering the costs involved with such an essential piece of equipment, this isn’t a job you can afford to get wrong. We know this and it’s why we consider hot water cylinder installation one of the core parts of our dedicated plumbing service. Our highly qualified plumbers don’t believe in half-measures and will ensure our quality products and services meets all of your crucial hot water needs.

Unvented hot water cylinders

The first thing to bear in mind is that there are two types of hot water cylinders. An unvented cylinder is the more basic kind and uses mains water as its source, converting it into heated water as per your needs. This may be preferred by those who have less space for a larger water tank. Sometimes people want to save space in their home so choose to have their current vented hot water cylinder converted into an unvented one for that reason. The only possible downside to having an unvented system is that you need the mains water turned on to have hot water – so if your mains needs to be off for any reason, you’ll have to temporarily go without.

Vented hot water cylinders

As they require a hot water storage tank, vented cylinders are considered slightly more complex, and may need a little more space in your room to function effectively. They can be more convenient, due to providing immediate hot water without the need to rely on your mains water supply. A vent pipe helps prevent the cylinder from overheating and controls its air pressure.

How often is a replacement needed?

With hot water being one of the core essentials to any modern household, ensuring you have a functioning system at all times is vital. It’s estimated each home uses around 20 instances of hot water during the day on average, which ranges from showering, bathing, hand-washing or dish-cleaning. Therefore you’ll want to make sure your hot water installation doesn’t break down. Most hot water cylinders have a lifespan of roughly eight years to a decade, so around this time you may want to think of a new installation or upgrade. This can be extended by regular maintenance, but most of all by a quality installation in the first place, which No1PHD commits to completing to the highest industry standards.


Getting the job done right

While some may say hot water cylinder installation is a job you can do yourself to save money, having a professional plumber complete the work is highly recommended. Not only does this guarantee a good service (providing you choose No1PHD), it means you’ll have someone familiar to contact if something were to go wrong down the line. There’s nothing worse than trying it yourself and getting it wrong, only to then have to pay more for it later in getting a replacement anyway.

Maintaining effectiveness

This doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do yourself to look after your hot water cylinder and keep it working well. Here are some useful tips for maintaining the effectiveness of your product:

  • Using a cylinder tank jacket will help prevent vented hot water cylinders from getting cold in freezing conditions
  • Check regularly for leaks if you’ve had your hot water cylinder for several years
  • Schedule a service check-up every 12 months, including a full ‘system health check’
  • Better still – take advantage of a central heating maintenance plan
  • Regularly check for rust and listen for noise coming from your cylinder, as these could be signs that a replacement is soon needed

By keeping these in mind, you should be able to maintain your hot water cylinder for many years to come. Sometimes you may encounter a smaller issue, such as discoloured water, which can be easily solved by an experienced plumber without necessarily rushing to get a replacement cylinder.

These are just some of the reasons you’d benefit from an effective service provided by our friendly, experienced team. If you’re in need of a hot water cylinder installation today or at any point in future, look no further than No1PHD.

Call 08006906777 to schedule a meeting and let No1PHD solve all your central heating problems.

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

Mr Lincoln

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

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