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No Hot Water within Your Cylinder?

We’ve come to rely on our modern creature comforts. When you press the power button, you expect the tele to come on. When you close the lid and press the start button, you expect your clothes washing machine to begin filling with water. When you open your hot water tap, you expect to receive a stream of heated water. However, that does not always happen. If you’ve found that you have no hot water in your cylinder, it can be a frustrating situation, but there is hope. Your unit might need nothing more than a simple reset. How do you reset the cylinder, though? First Things First Before you try to reset the cylinder, check the built-in thermostat to make sure that it has not been bumped or knocked somehow. Even a minor knock could be enough to turn the temperature of your cylinder well below what you would consider hot. If the dial is under 60 degrees Celsius, turn it back to between 60 and 65 degrees and let the water heat back up. Locate the Reset Button First, you will need to locate the reset button on your water cylinder. Usually, this can be found near the thermostat, often just below it. The reset button may be uncovered, or it may have a “lockout” cover. Find the switch and then move on to the next step. Press the Reset Button Once you have located the reset button, press it. If your cylinder has a built-in manually reset safety switch under a lockout cover, you’ll first need to remove the cover, then press the switch. The cylinder should then reset and begin working once more. If the water within the cylinder has cooled off considerably, it may take some time for it to reheat. Be patient. No Visible Reset Button If your cylinder does not have a visible reset button, you are not out of luck. You will simply need to change tactics. Go to your home’s fuse panel/breaker box and locate the circuit breaker that controls your water cylinder. If it is tripped, note this, and then flip it back once more. If it is not tripped, flip it off, wait a couple of seconds, and then flip it back once more. Your cylinder should reset and begin heating the water again. What If You Still Have No Hot Water? There is a chance that resetting the cylinder or turning the power off and back on again will not remedy the situation. In this case, the problem is most likely with the immersion heater and its built-in thermostat. It is not recommended that you attempt to address this problem on your own. Instead, get in touch with Easy Flow and we will get you back up and running in no time. Of course, we’re also happy to be of service at the first sign of trouble, as well.

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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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