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EasyFlow specialize in unvented water cylinders. We have years of experience installing and repairing mains pressure unvented cylinders and are quick to respond to calls. We always investigate faults and provide quotes prior to undertaking any water heater repairs. Our engineers carry many spare parts on the van and are often able to make the repair immediately. We also offer maintenance plans, which help spread the cost and provide total peace of mind. If you have a fault or need and annual service, contact us today on 0800 433 4043

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A Brief Guide to Comparing Gledhill Water Heaters

There are many different water heater brands on the market for UK residents to choose from. However, Gledhill remain one of the most popular for a number of reasons. The company’s products encompass a wide range of capacities, types and styles, and the also offer good reliability and performance. How do you determine which is the right model for your needs, though?   Going Unvented Before we explore some of the Gledhill water heaters available, we need to say a word about the vented versus unvented argument. Traditionally, only vented water cylinders were used, and gravity was necessary to provide hot water at the taps with any amount of pressure. Today, that's not the case. While unvented cylinders still exist, unvented systems are far better, offering mains pressure hot water at the taps without having to install the water heater in your attic. All of the Gledhill water heaters we discuss below are unvented.   Direct or Indirect One of the first things to consider will be whether you want a direct heated cylinder or an indirectly heated cylinder. While both offer a steady supply of hot water at the taps, they’re not the same. Direct heating is becoming quite popular, and involves the water being heated directly within the cylinder through an immersion heater within the cylinder itself, or by an on-cylinder boiler. In an indirect system, the water is heated elsewhere and then stored in the cylinder. Gledhill offers the Stainlesslite Plus unvented cylinder in both direct and indirect formats to fit your needs.   Vertical or Horizontal Historically, most water cylinders have been vertical in design. Chances are good that when you think of a water heater, you picture an upright cylinder. However, that may or may not be the best option for your home depending on the space constraints within the area where the water heater will be installed. While vertical cylinders are very common, horizontal cylinders offer space savings by turning the water heater on its side. When it comes to Gledhill water heaters, you’ll discover the Stainlesslite Plus horizontal indirect water heater on offer to help you make the most of your available installation space.   Full Bodied or Slimline In addition to installation position (horizontal versus vertical), you also have the option of installing a full-bodied cylinder or a slimline model. If you have plenty of space within the installation area, a full-bodied model is the better option. However, if you have limited space and you cannot make use of a larger water cylinder, then a slimline model is the better option. These offer slightly less storage volume, but put it in a slimmer cylinder that has a small physical footprint. In this case, the Stainlesslite Plus Slimline might be an appropriate choice.   As you can see, there are many potential options, and Gledhill manufacture a range of other choices, too. If you’re struggling to determine the right water heater for your home, call EasyFlow at 0161 941 5571.

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6 Tips for Reducing Hot Water Electricity Consumption

Your water heater ensures that you and your family always have hot water at the taps. That’s vital for everything from taking a shower in the morning before work to washing up after supper. However, it comes at a cost. The more your water heater works, the higher your electric bill is. Here are six tips for reducing how water electricity consumption to save some money. 1. Set a Lower Temp One way to reduce the amount of electricity your water heater consumes is to set it to a lower temperature. However, you need to keep it within the safe range defined by the UK’s Consumer Product Safety Commission. A lower, yet safe, temperature would be around 49 degrees C. This helps reduce the number of times your heater turns on to keep water at a specific temperature. 2. Use Less Hot Water Another way to reduce electricity related costs is to use less hot water in the first place. Cut your showers shorter, run the dishwasher only when necessary and the like. Wash your hands with cold water. 3. Cut Out Baths If you take baths regularly, you’re driving up your electric bill. It takes a great deal more water to fill up a tub than it does to wet you in the shower. All that hot water must be replaced, and that requires electricity. Cut out baths and switch to showers – you might be surprised at how much money this can save you over time. 4. Wash Clothes in Cold Water Washing clothes is important, but many consumers use hot water for this. While hot water can sometimes be necessary, cold water usually does just as well, and you’re not draining the water heater to clean your clothing. Unless you’re washing clothes with grease or oil stains, or something that needs to be sanitised, then cold water is more than sufficient. 5. Maximise Dishwasher Efficiency Dishwashers can be very convenient. They save time and effort, and are actually a bit better on your water usage than washing dishes by hand (modern models only). However, if you’re not using this appliance correctly, it may be costing you a lot of money per year. Run only full loads, and make sure that you load the trays correctly to maximise cleaning power. Never run partial loads, as this is just a waste of hot water, electricity and money. 6. Invest in a More Efficient Water Heater Finally, you may find that your water heater is old and outdated. If that’s the case, then it likely does not have enough insulation to maintain water at your desired temperature for very long. Investing in a more efficient unvented water cylinder can be a very smart move. Interested in learning more about your options when it comes to modern water heaters? Get in touch with us at EasyFlow. You can reach us at 0161 941 5571 and we’d be happy to discuss the available models. Source: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/articles/15-ways-save-your-water-heating-bill https://www.thebalanceeveryday.com/save-money-water-bill-1388209

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Gledhill Boiler Repairs

EasyFlow is one of the few companies that specialize in the repair and maintenance of Gledhill boilers. We have years of experience repairing the Gledhill ElectraMate 2000 and carry most spare parts for this boiler on the van. We also carry parts for the Gledhill PulsaCoil A Class, Gledhill PulsaCoil 2000, Gledhill Torrent and Gledhill Stainless Lite. EasyFlow is now the preferred contractor for many North West property companies.

Annual Service

The EasyFlow Annual Service is a great way to keep your unvented water heater safe and in good working order. Having your unvented water heater serviced each year is an important task, and is recommended by water heater manufacturers. We are competitively priced and provide a certificate for insurance purposes after the annual service is complete.

Maintenance Plans

The EasyFlow Maintenance Plan is a way for property owners to avoid expensive repair costs. Once a plan has been set up, the property owner pays a monthly fee and all call outs, parts and labour to make repairs is included. We also include the annual service for unvented water heaters worth £90.