Hot Water Cylinders

Hot Water Cylinders

Hot Water Cylinders

Hot water cylinders can be found in households up and down the country. Investing in the right one for your home can have enormous benefits on your standard of living, managing your household budget, as well as improving your lifestyle, while at the same time, you are protecting the environment. 

Hot water does not have to be an expensive luxury, however for these appliances to give optimum results, it is essential to ensure you select the right size, style, and material for your hot water tank or cylinder. The term ‘waste not, want not’ applies here perfectly.

Our company offers a vast range of sizes and hot water tank capacities.Premium quality materials ensure that our energy efficient water cylinders are also stylish and representsome of the UK's most celebrated brands. Such variety of quality options can sometimes be dazzling!

That’s why we place such emphasis on direct and efficient customer service. Though we acknowledge that some of you may already have solid experience in the industry, there are likely to be others who have very limited knowledge on the matter, and are bound to find the selection of specific products overwhelming. 

We take the time to advise you on precisely which of the top quality hot water tank or cylinder would be most suitable for your needs. We also recommend that you take full advantage of our hot water cylinders size calculator. Through answering a few simple questions, the calculator can be used to determine the approximate measurements and capacity of the cylinder you need to be looking for in order to have enough stored hot water available at all times.

Size matters a great deal

We can’t stress enough the importance of finding the correctly sized hot water cylinder. Fitting a cylinder which is too large for its purpose will result in a loss of energy, due to an excess of heat being used, which in turn will have a negative impact on your energy bills. In these trying economic times, every chance to save money cannot be missed. 

On the other hand, hot water cylinders which are too small can have a similarly adverse effect, leading to hot water running out quickly and of course the inevitable inconvenience, grouchiness, even family arguments this entails!

We take care to use only the sturdiest, most appropriate, and perfectly fitting materials for the task of building our tanks and cylinders, which is the reason we are trusted by so many loyal customers..

As with all of our products, our hot water tanks and cylinders are built to last, with many carrying a 25 year guarantee. The majority of our cylinders are crafted using stainless steel, although copper is another popular material.

Hot Water Tanks-vented or unvented?

Many customers looking to purchase a top of the line hot water cylinder may not be well versed in the differences between vented and unvented cylinders. However, understanding the main differences between the two is vital in making the right decision. 

Your choice will have to depend on whether you are engaging a direct or indirect system, or put more simply, how your mains water is fed into the system. 

A vented hot water cylinder uses a vent pipe to allow water to be fed and stored in your cold water storage tank; from there, it is distributed to different appliances around the home. You may be attracted to vented cylinders, as they are often the more affordable option to purchase and install. Capacity varies, and can reach 500 litres.

An unvented water cylinder works directly from the mains water. Some may opt for unvented cylinders, as they provide hot water constantly, without the need to rely on cold water storage tanks and extra pipework.

We offer unvented hot water cylinders with 120, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300 and 500 litre capacities.

Both options have their particular advantages and disadvantages, but by carefully examining your heating needs, factors and parameters, together with your budget circumstances, you can be sure you are making a long lasting investment that could make your life easier, in addition to having a positive impact on your bank balance.

Regardless of the exceptional quality of our products and service, we never compromise on price, offering you excellent value for money hot water cylinders. Our deals are unbeatable and, thanks to our fast delivery service, your affordable hot water tanks and cylinders can be enjoyed sooner than you’d expect.

Hot Water Cylinders - Explained

A hot water cylinder is basically a large tank that can store hot water for domestic or commercial use. If a hot water cylinder is properly insulated, then it can retain heat for very long periods of time. The more thermal insulation a hot water cylinder has, the better, as it significantly reduces any standby heat loss. This is when heat is lost through poor insulation.

When it comes to a well-protected hot water cylinder, the most common type of insulation blanket is made from fibreglass with a vinyl coating. It is wrapped around the cylinder with the ends taped together. It is very important that the insulation blanket is the right size and correctly fitted and lined to your energy saving hot water cylinder, as it should not block any air flow or drainage valves. This would be dangerous, due to the high water pressure within a hot water cylinder.

Copper has traditionally been the material of choice when constructing reliable hot water cylinders. However, stainless steel is becoming increasingly popular in the production of appliances, providing hot water for domestic use.

Stainless steel is found more commonly with unvented hot water cylinders, due to the immense water pressure within the cylinder. One of the properties of stainless steel is that it is much more durable than copper, meaning that with stainless steel the wall of the hot water cylinder can be thinner, allowing for a greater storage capacity. 

The difference between a vented and unvented hot water cylinder is that a vented cylinder is connected to a header tank, which is generally found in your loft. An unvented cylinder (direct hot water cylinders or indirect hot water cylinder) does not have any such vent, and is fed from the mains. It works at mains pressure, this generally giving you the pleasure of nice, high pressured showers. A disadvantage of unvented cylinders is that you have no back-up water supply, if your mains water supply is ever cut off for any reason.

With the added pressure that comes with an unvented hot water cylinder, it is imperative that you get a professional to fit it for you, as in some extreme cases the cylinder may explode from the water pressure inside it. . 

Hot water storage units are generally found in an airing, or are installed to fit a cupboard. With the warmth that is radiated from the cylinder it is a great way of keeping your towels and bed sheets lovely and warm. It is also great for drying off damp clothes that have come straight from the wash.

A hot water cylinder is a fantastic way for you to instantaneously get that pile of washing up done nice and quickly or enjoy a wonderfully pressurised, refreshing warm shower, or a delightful, soothing, soak in the tub, a rejuvenating experience at the end of a long, busy day.