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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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Information and advice on how to safely use, operate and save money with unvented water cylinders, thermal store water heater and electric boilers.

Hot Water Woes: Understanding Your Unvented Water Cylinder

Unhappy with your hot water? It could be something as simple as getting to know how your unvented cylinder works so that you can adjust it to your needs. In this post, we will explore what you need to know about doing just that. Pressure An unvented water cylinder offers many advantages over older-style vented models. Perhaps the most important is that you can get mains pressure hot water at every tap in the house. Not only that, but you can do so without having to install the cylinder high up in the attic. That offers flexibility of installation, allowing you to use the space within your home more intelligently. However, if you’re not happy with the pressure at your taps, the problem may not lie with the unvented cylinder. Because it maintains the inlet pressure, any low-flow problems are likely related to the inlet piping or your mains water supply itself, rather than to the cylinder. Water Temperature Is your water too hot? Not hot enough? While your unvented water cylinder heats water and then dispenses it when you open the tap, everyone has different preferences when it comes to temperature. Whether you like it hot, hot, hot, or want something a bit cooler (perhaps because of the presence of young children in the home), you can customise the temperature to your preferences. To change the temperature, simply locate the thermostat on your cylinder. For older models, this will likely be a gauge-style model. However, newer thermostats may have a digital thermostat that can be set with the touch of a button. Simply adjust the thermostat to your desired temperature and then give the system a little time to adjust. Note: If you have young children in the home, it is very important not to set your thermostat too high. It is very easy for children to be scalded by hot water. If you have questions about setting safe temperature, the experts here at EasyFlow can help. Not Enough Hot Water One of the most common complaints when it comes to hot water is that there just doesn’t seem to be enough. Thankfully, this might be an easy problem to overcome. Your unvented water cylinder comes with a programmer that allows you to set the length of time the system heats. Take time to determine your family’s usage pattern. When is there the most demand for hot water? For most homes, that’s first thing in the morning when everyone is getting ready for work and school, but your schedule may vary. Once you have determined when you have the most demand for hot water, set the programmer for the right duration. That will ensure that it heats water for longer periods before shutting off, keeping you supplied. Other Considerations Modern unvented water cylinders are designed to be hassle-free. That means setting the temperature and programming the length of time it heats are really the only adjustments possible. If you’re struggling to get the right temperature, the right flow of hot water at the taps, or you’re running out of hot water and the programmer isn’t helping, get in touch with the pros at EasyFlow.

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What You Need to Know about the Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Plus Unvented Cylinder

Considering your options when it comes to unvented cylinders? You have many different choices on the market, from some of the top brands in the industry. One that you might want to give extra consideration to is the Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Plus unvented cylinder. What does this option bring that makes it stand out from others? We’ll explore the cylinder below to help you make an informed decision. Direct and Indirect Heating What this means is that depending on the model you choose, it takes heat generated from your gas or electric boiler or from immersion heaters. It also requires less maintenance in the long run. With indirect models the coil-in-coil heat exchanger helps to maximise heat retention and performance, too. Space Requirements At first glance, you’ll notice something different about the Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Plus. There is no expansion vessel at the top. In most unvented cylinders, an expansion vessel is needed for the outflow of heated (expanded) water. Because water cannot be compressed, it needs additional space when it expands due to heat. However, expansion vessels require additional space in the installation area, and the actual install takes more time, too. With this unvented cylinder, there is a built-in thermal expansion space inside the unit. This eliminates the need for an exterior thermal expansion vessel, reducing installation footprint and time. Also, it allows the cylinder to deliver more hot water. In total, you’ll see up to 14% more hot water than with a conventional cylinder that requires an external expansion vessel. Mains Pressure If you’re changing to an unvented cylinder from a vented cylinder, one of the most important benefits is the ability to enjoy full-pressure showers. The Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Plus unvented cylinder delivers mains pressure at all your taps and showerheads, ensuring that you have an exhilarating experience. Capable of Handling Large Loads With some unvented cylinders, you get a low flow rate because of the width of the outflow piping. This can cause problems in larger homes with multiple bathrooms. You get less pressure in the shower, slow-filling tubs and sinks, and generally a lacklustre experience. With the Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Plus unvented cylinder, that’s not an issue. It delivers a high flow rate, which is well-suited to larger homes and bigger families, so even if two people are bathing at the same time, you won’t have to worry about a dramatic loss of pressure. Where to Get It? As you can see, the Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Plus unvented cylinder delivers some pretty impressive benefits. Those are capped with a 25-year guarantee for peace of mind and durability. Where can you get one? Contact us at EasyFlow and we would be happy to inspect your home and installation space and help you decide if this is the right unvented cylinder for your needs and budget. We cover the areas of Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Leeds. Call us on 0161 941 5571

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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.