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Southampton Immersion Heaters repaired & Installed

Loss of hot water is no small problem, as much for hygiene reasons as anything else. If your immersion heater fails, having a local expert who can help is always a plus. No1PHD are proud to serve Southampton with quality heating repair and installation solutions.

Coming home to a cold shower is unpleasant at the best of times. But when the reason for that cold shower is not simply that the timer is set wrong, or someone else forgot to turn the immersion heater on, but because the immersion heater is actually broken, it only adds to the negativity. That’s why No1PHD can get out to any immersion heater emergency quickly, and have your hot water flowing again in no time.

What Is An Immersion Heater?

Unlike a boiler, which heats water up as it passes through, an immersion heater creates a reserve of hot water that is ready to use immediately. A typical setup will involve a well-insulated tank in which your water is stored. The immersion heater, which behaves very much like a regular kitchen kettle, is immersed in the water inside the tank. When it is active, it heats that water up ready for use. When not used efficiently, immersion heaters can result in high electrical usage, so it’s always wise to think about how you use your hot water. For this reason, immersion heaters aren’t ideal for every situation. If you’re thinking of having one installed, why not call us and have a chat with one of our local Southampton heating experts?

Is an Immersion Heater Right for Me?

It can’t hurt to be informed, so before you call No1PHD to discuss immersion heater installation, here are a few details about the benefits of an immersion heater. One of the most appealing benefits of an immersion heater is instant hot water. As long as the system is running (and the water has had the chance to heat up), you don’t need to wait for your hot water. The flip side to that benefit is that if the water has not had the chance to heat up, you could have a long wait on your hands. Another advantage is that immersion heaters don’t struggle when multiple hot taps are in use at once, unlike combi boilers. This makes them better suited to large buildings where many people may be using hot water at the same time. It also takes up far more space than a combi boiler, making it as unsuited to a small property as it is well-suited to a large one.

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Absolutely blown away by the service we received. Took all the stress out of losing our heating and hot water. Highly recommended!

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Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.

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What are the Signs of a Faulty Immersion Heater?

First and foremost, a lack of hot water. However, beyond the most obvious symptom, it can be difficult to catch an immersion heater fault before it stops working altogether. Decreased heating capability is one sign; if you notice the water just isn’t as hot as it used to be, something is amiss. Looking at the wider system, leaking pipes are always a red flag. Immersion heaters can also be fitted with thermostats and timers to ensure they are not wasting electricity by heating water when no one is using it, or continuing to heat even when the water is hot. If either of these components malfunction, you could find your immersion turning on and off and strange times.

Call No1PHD Today!

Whether you have a malfunctioning immersion heater, or you’re looking for a Southampton-based specialist to install or replace an immersion heater, No1PHD is the company for you. We have a team of trained professionals ready to meet your heating needs. Call us on 01425 208031 for immediate home heating services.

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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.

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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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