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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

How To

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

Why Is My Water Not Getting Hot Enough?

Modern technology is wonderful. It enables us to live much more comfortably than our ancestors could ever have imagined. One of the most important conveniences so integral to modern life is the availability of hot water with the turn of a tap. In the past, heating water required burning wood or coal and lots of time, and it was usually not available on demand. With today’s water cylinders, most of us have access to all the hot water we want at any tap in the home. However, what if your water is not getting hot enough? If your water is coming out cool or lukewarm, there are a few things you can check, as well as a couple of deeper issues that might require professional assistance from an EasyFlow plumber. Check Your Thermostat The first thing to check is your thermostat. Is it set correctly? Of course, many homeowners are unaware of what their thermostat should be set at in the first place. Your water should be a minimum of 50 degrees C to kill bacteria. It can be set higher than this for comfort. However, be aware that very hot water can pose a risk of scalding to young children in the home, so use caution. It is possible that your thermostat has not been bumped or misadjusted. Old thermostats may be faulty. If you set the thermostat and find that you are still unable to get an adequate temperature from your water cylinder, it may need to be replaced. Gauge the Temperature Rise Most of the time when you open the hot tap, cold water emerges first. This is because the hot water in the line has cooled between the time the tap was last opened and this use. You must allow the cold water to flow out and for fresh hot water to replace it. According to HSE, your water should reach at least 50 degrees C within 60 seconds of opening the tap. Immersion Heaters Water cylinders heat water through what are called immersion heaters – specially designed heaters that sit within the tank and are completely immersed in water. As the heaters warm, the temperature transfers to the water in the cylinder. However, immersion heaters will only last for so long. Over time, debris can build up on them, limiting their effectiveness. A thick coating of minerals can prevent most of the heat generated from reaching the water surrounding the heater. Regular maintenance can help prevent this from happening. It’s also possible that one or more immersion heaters within the cylinder are faulty. In this case, you may have lukewarm or even cold water from the hot tap. Two options exist for rectifying this situation: replacing the faulty immersion heater(s) and replacing the entire unvented cylinder. Call EasyFlow For Help Being stuck with cool or lukewarm water can be frustrating. It’s also unsafe, as your cylinder may not reach the temperature required to kill dangerous bacteria. Call EasyFlow today to schedule an inspection with one of our G3-qualified plumbers.

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Understanding the Benefits of Unvented Hot Water Cylinders

Is it time to replace your aging water heater? Perhaps you’re building a new home and comparing your options. Whatever the case, there are many benefits available with unvented hot water cylinders. In this post, we will explore what you should know to make an informed decision. Mains Pressure at All Taps Vented hot water cylinders might have a longer history in the UK, but that history is chequered when it comes to performance. Unless you installed it at the very highest level of your home, you could expect to have very little pressure. Even when installed in the attic, though, you probably would not have good water pressure at every tap, which meant major problems for everyday activities like bathing or washing dishes. With unvented hot water cylinders, the situation is different. You get mains pressure at every tap, from the master bath to the kitchen to the hot water tap for the clothes washer. Plus, you don’t have to install the cylinder in the attic – almost any area with sufficient space will work and you never have to worry about a loss in pressure. Good Flow and Pressure in the Shower Sick and tired of poor water pressure in the shower? Does it feel like you need to turn round and round just to get the soap and shampoo off? You can say goodbye to that problem with an unvented hot water cylinder. You get great flow and full pressure from every shower in the home no matter how far away from the hot water cylinder the bathroom might be. With older-style water heaters, pressure dropped the further from the cylinder the shower was located. If the shower was on an upper floor, the pressure was also poor. With today’s unvented cylinders, those problems no longer exist. Well-Insulated and Efficient How much money do you spend heating and reheating water in your old water cylinder? If yours is more than a decade or so old, chances are good that you spend a lot. The good news about today’s unvented water cylinders is that they are generally well-insulated and very efficient. That means they maintain internal temperatures for longer periods, turn on less often, and cost you less over the life of the cylinder itself. Of course, it’s not just about spending less money. Using less electricity also benefits the planet and helps you reduce your carbon footprint. Modern and Easy to Maintain Finally, you’ll find that today’s unvented water cylinders are fully modern and easy to maintain. In fact, there’s very little homeowners need to do at all. With that being said, most manufacturers do require an annual inspection and maintenance to keep your warranty in effect. Your homeowner’s insurance may also require this. Thankfully, with EasyFlow, ensuring that you have that maintenance is as easy as signing up for our annual plan. Ready to learn more about unvented hot water cylinders? Get in touch with us today for a free consultation. One of our expert plumbers would be happy to discuss your needs and help you find the perfect size.

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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.