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Unvented Cylinder Repair and Maintenance

Repairs from £120 with a Maintenance Plan

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.

Is an Unvented Cylinder Better Than a Vented Cylinder?

The ability to heat and store water in our homes reduces wasted time and effort and adds a lot of convenience to our lives. However, there are several options available to you in terms of how you achieve that. For UK residents, the primary choice is between vented and unvented cylinders. Once, unvented cylinders were the only option, but today more and more people are choosing to go the unvented route. Are unvented cylinders actually better? Yes, they are, but you’ll need to know a little more to understand why that’s the case. Why Unvented Cylinders Are Better Choices For most UK residents, unvented boilers are the better choice. Why is that? There are several reasons. Good Pressure – An unvented cylinder ensures good water pressure at all of your taps, including upstairs taps. Good Flow – Using an unvented cylinder helps provide good flow of hot water from all your taps. No Cold-Water Tank – With an unvented water cylinder, there is no need for a cold-water tank located in the attic. This is good news for homes without much in the way of upstairs space. No Mains Pressure – If your home has low pressure from the mains, then an unvented cylinder can increase your hot water pressure (but only for the hot water). As you can see, there are many advantages to installing an unvented cylinder. However, there are some drawbacks that should be considered, as well. For instance, unvented cylinders are usually more expensive than vented cylinders. For most residents, better access to hot water and improved water pressure are enough incentives to offset that additional cost. Unvented cylinders also require a specialist touch. Only plumbers certified to work on unvented systems can handle installation, maintenance, and repairs. You will also need to make an informed choice about your water cylinder. There are many different manufacturers, and each has their own set-up in terms of heating elements and even heating type (direct vs. indirect, gas vs. electric, etc.). Working with the right heating engineer can help ensure you make an informed decision. We have engineers in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Warrington and Leeds who can maintain and repair unvented cylinders. Call us on 0161 941 5571 or fill in a Contact Request and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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How Does the Boost Button Work?

Unvented water heaters offer us access to hot water with the turn of a tap. However, there are many different styles and types of water heaters used across the UK, including those with boost and without boost. If your water cylinder has a boost button, it can be a little confusing to determine its purpose, particularly because there are both E7 and non-E7 boost variants out there.  What Does The Boost Do? The boost function is designed to provide you with additional water heating solutions. It can be used in conjunction with your regular water heater timer, or it can be used instead of it. For instance, if your water heater is not connected to your radiators, then you may only need hot water for your daily shower. Using boost instead of keeping the unvented cylinder heating throughout the day and night can provide you with financial and energy savings. Additionally, if you have significant hot water needs each day, boost can give you that little nudge beyond what the water heater is capable of on its own. E7 If you have an older E7 tariff-oriented unvented water cylinder, then pressing your boost button will give you one hour of water heating. This will heat roughly 10% of the water in the cylinder, giving you enough for a quick shower or another brief use. Non-E7 If you have a newer, non-E7 unvented water heater, you get 30 minutes of heating that will warm roughly 10% of the water at the top of the cylinder. Element Location A lot of the functionality of your boost button depends on where the heating element(s) is located in the system. If you have a dual element system and the upper element is designated for boost, then you’ll be able to warm only the very top of the system. If the element is at the bottom, or if both elements in a dual set-up are used for boost, then you will get a combination of hot water and warm water. If you’re experiencing problems with your boost button, make sure to call a heating engineer certified to work on unvented cylinders. Call EasyFlow for an engineer to visit your property in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Chester and Warrington.

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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.