An unvented cylinder is a large hot water storage tank that provides instant hot water to showers and taps when required. Unvented cylinders take water straight from the mains to replace used hot water, so it is constantly topping up the hot water tank and making sure that the water stays at the right temperature: hot enough, but not too hot.
Overheating can be a problem as, not only is it possible for water to become dangerously hot, leading to scalds, but when water is heated up it expands. If the water in the cylinder gets too hot, and too much steam is produced, the pressure within the tank could become dangerously high. There are many benefits of having a hot water cylinder and, although it means that you can’t usually have a power shower, it does mean that you have hot water on demand whenever you need it. It is when this water supply becomes intermittent that you may need to call a plumber; London based PH247 are on hand to help.
If you have ever spent hours trying to get enough hot water for a bath, or trying to bleed every radiator in your house and twist every radiator control in a desperate attempt to get some warmth on a cold day, then you know how annoying it is when your unvented cylinder isn’t working properly. By getting your cylinder serviced, you can help to avoid problems or at least be made aware of potential issues and what you can do to prevent them. However, sometimes, the most effective option is a cylinder upgrade.
At PH247 we understand the terrible feeling of dread when something as serious as heating goes wrong. Our skilled plumbers do their best to help every customer, offering them honesty and transparency to help them to make a decision that is as affordable as possible. When it comes to boiler repairs, London residents can often end up paying over the odds. Our transparent rates system is designed to help you to plan for the future with no nasty surprises. Our plumbers will do their best to maintain and repair your cylinder wherever possible; if it is not financially viable to do so, they will offer you the best solution to meet your needs.
Generally, the sooner a problem is identified, the easier and cheaper it is to fix, so if you know your cylinder service is due, call us now to arrange a visit.