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Unvented Hot Water Systems

Description: Vented Cylinders

What’s the difference between a vented and unvented water cylinder?

It is essential for homeowners and professionals alike to have in place a reliable heating system in order to allow all facilities to function smoothly and economically. At some point you may have to make the choice between the installation of a vented or unvented water cylinder and before you go ahead and install such a system you may want to consider what options might be best for the property.

Unvented cylinders work directly from the mains supply of water and are essentially a hot water storage cylinder, whereas vented cylinders are connected, via a vent pipe, to the cold water storage tank which is usually located within the loft space of most properties.  Because unvented cylinders are fed directly from the mains supply of water, the water pressure and flow is much stronger, providing hot water at mains pressure to all outlets within the home. This means you don’t have to rely on a pump to maintain the strength of the flow when using hot water outlets or heating systems and great water pressure is a huge benefit, especially for homes with more than one bathroom. 

Choosing a high performance unvented cylinder also eliminates the requirement for a cold water storage tank, meaning valuable space isn’t lost to extra pipe work and fittings. This is ideal for interior designers and architects alike as it provides a greater number of options when it comes to installing an unvented cylinder, as they can be easily incorporated into the design of the home in an aesthetically pleasing manner. As the unvented cylinder is supplied via the mains you also have the option of placing it anywhere around the home, which is a great architectural benefit for homeowners.  Unvented cylinders boast safety features and controls to keep them from malfunctioning such as pressure relief valves and temperature controls. They also benefit from fast reheat times, minimal heat loss from the water stored inside and they are available in modern, innovative designs that are more favourable within the home.

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