After first being introduced in the UK in 1986, unvented hot water cylinders have grown in popularity with homes up and down the country. But how do they work and what are the benefits of having an unvented system? Read on this week as we explore unvented hot water cylinders.
What Are Unvented Hot Water Cylinders?
Unvented hot water cylinders are a system that can deliver hot water at mains pressure. With unvented, there’s basically no need for a cold water tank, instead, the sealed hot water cylinder is fed directly by the cold water mains. An unvented cylinder is also kept under pressure from the incoming water supply and is heated by either an immersion heater or an outside vessel such as a boiler. Because they operate at mains pressure this results in much better flow rates for the home. In a nutshell, this means much better baths and a higher performing shower experience. If you’re also curious about the difference between vented and unvented cylinders, last year we wrote a blog post explaining the characteristics of the two.
The Advantages of Unvented Systems
Now let’s get to the benefits of unvented hot water cylinders. Unvented systems are advantageous because they are so efficient. They also distribute hot water throughout your home at mains pressure and then store when not in use. Other advantages include fast filling baths and drinking water at all taps. There are also no restrictions on where they can be installed and they utilise existing pipework. Because there is also no need for a feeder tank in your loft, unvented hot water cylinders are the perfect solution for saving space in the home. If your property also has more than one bathroom, for instance, and ensuite plus cloakroom, unvented systems are ideal to meet this demand for simultaneous hot water.
The Disadvantages of Unvented Systems
Like anything, there’s always a small downside and in particular, these systems can be hard to install. They need the skills of a professional installer and so it’s not something you can install yourself. Disadvantages aside, however, as what you get in return is far more valuable. So wave goodbye to stop-start showers when somebody else is using a tap.
Our Unvented Hot Water Cylinders
As Worcester Accredited Gold Installers we have a hot water cylinder for you and our Greenstore range perfectly compliments our Worcester Bosch Greenstar boilers. With this specific range, our Greenstore cylinders offer significant energy savings over traditional types. They also promise high performance with fast re-heat times and come in seven different sizes.
Our Unvented Hot Water Solar Cylinders
If renewables are your thing we also have cylinders designed to work with solar panels. They enjoy all the same benefits as we’ve already discussed and come in 5 sizes from 150 to 300 litres. If you also don’t have solar panels as of yet but you plan to in the future, they even enable you to add them later on but without having to replace your cylinder.
If powerful showers and fast filling baths sound ideal to you, why not speak with our team and get your free quote on an unvented system today. We hold all of the relevant certifications to repair old models and also install new. So order one of our unvented cylinders and enjoy great prices and speedy installation throughout this summer. Thank you for reading.