Vented Hot Water Cylinders
Vented Hot Water Cylinder Products
A vented hot water cylinder is a popular system you will find in many homes around the country. The vented cylinder works by storing cold water from the mains in a tank and, subsequently, it can be heated and fed to any of the appliances in your house that require it. You will often find the storage tank in the loft, though this can differ depending on the house.
An unvented cylinder differs from a vented cylinder as the water comes directly from the mains without requiring the storage tank. This means you will save on the space of the storage tank, but will typically need to pay more for the installation and, more often than not, the cost of running the system.
There are also two types of cylinders you can choose from – direct and indirect. If you use an indirect vented hot water cylinder, the water that comes through your taps will be kept separate from the water used to heat the radiators and boiler. This means you will have a cleaner water supply, though the direct option - where all the water is directly heated by the boiler - can often be a convenient option for some households.
If you are considering a vented indirect hot water cylinder, you will find there are a few advantages. The system will not require a lot of maintenance which is a priority for many people. It is fairly easy to install and will not take a great deal of time to set up, whether you decide to do this yourself or hire somebody to take care of it for you. Finally, it is a fairly basic system which reduces the likelihood of any major problems to your water supply in the future.
There are a few features of the vented hot water cylinder that you might like to consider before purchasing. The water capacity ranges from around 100 litres to 200 litres and the number of family members could influence your decision in this regard. You also have the option of copper or stainless steel cylinders, though both will be very secure and come with a guarantee.