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Unvented Cylinder Repair and Maintenance

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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.

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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Why Does My Hot Water Smell Bad?

When you open the hot tap, you expect to receive a stream of clean, pure, hot water. In most cases, that’s exactly what happens. However, in some situations, you may find that the water coming out of that tap smells a little “off”. If your hot water smells like rotten eggs, there’s an issue that needs to be addressed. What is it and what should you do? We’ll explore that and more below. What’s the Issue with Smelly Hot Water? If your hot water is smelling more and more like rotten eggs, then chances are good you’ve got a bacterial infestation on your hands. Sulphate bacteria (sulphur-producing bacterial organisms) can get into your water heater and wreak havoc. This is particularly true in certain situations. However, it could be due to another problem, such as contamination within the water supply. Check the Cold Tap The first thing you need to do is close the hot tap and open the cold tap. Give the water a minute to run, and then smell it. If the smell is still there, then the issue is outside your home and with your water supply – either your well or the municipal supply to your home. If you open the cold tap and the water smells just fine, then the issue is your water heater. What’s Happening? In an ordinary situation, your water heater runs long enough and gets hot enough to kill off the bacteria that enter. All water contains some level of bacteria, even fully treated municipal water. However, if your water heater isn’t set to a high enough temperature, or it has been off for some time, such as while you were on holiday, or during a prolonged power outage, then those bacteria have a chance to grow and reproduce.   Another Possibility While the most common cause of smelly hot water is bacterial contamination, there is another possibility. If your aging water heater has a magnesium anode, it can react with the sodium in soft water to create sulphur gas. In most cases, this only happens if you have hard water and have installed a water softener in your home. The magnesium in the anode reacts with the sodium in the water. The result is sulphur gas. The tell-tale sign that this is the cause will be a combination of smelly water and gas flowing out when you open the hot tap. So, if you hear sputtering and hissing combined with a broken water stream from the tap, this is likely the issue. How to Remove Smelly Hot Water So, how do you remedy the situation of bacterial infestation in your water heater? Water treatment may be able to help. However, in some cases, you may need to replace the cylinder itself, this is particularly true if the unit is already close to its end of life.

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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.