Hot Water Cylinders
Your hot water heater is essential for home comfort. A malfunctioning heater leads to discomfort and can be expensive to replace. Quint Heating offers expert hot water cylinder installation and repair services to ensure your hot water heater lasts and protects your investment while minimising inconvenience
How it Works
With over 22 years of experience, we specialise in the installation, maintenance, and repair of both vented and unvented hot water cylinders from leading brands. Repairs may be necessary when hot water heaters near the mid- or end of their lifespan. While replacing the heater may seem quicker, repairs can extend its lifespan and save you time and money
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Benefits of Service
Many problems can cause your hot water heater to underperform or even to stop working entirely:
For some, replacing the cylinder in the same spot may make sense. But if you prefer a different placement, there are many options available. New cylinder models feature high insulation levels and can be placed in the loft or garage if space permits.
Consult with one of our engineers to guarantee that efficiency and accessibility will not be affected in the new location
Firstly, with a direct mains water supply instead of a gravity-fed system, you are likely to experience improved water pressure throughout your home if you have high mains water pressure.
Secondly, the mains feed eliminates the need for header tanks in the loft, potentially providing extra storage space.
Before making the switch, it’s recommended to discuss with your installer if your boiler and pipes are suitable, especially in older properties where increased pressure may cause leaks. If a problem is identified, a vented cylinder can still be installed on the gravity system to maintain low pressure
Usually a replacement cylinder will fit in the same space as the old one. Unless you have added to your hot water needs – perhaps more showers in the property or more people living in the property, in which case you may need a larger cylinder capacity. The cylinder will usually be taller, and possibly slightly larger diameter to meet current insulation requirements, so you may lose an airing cupboard shelf.
Generally, there is no need to change the boiler at the same time. However, if your boiler is more than ten years old a new one will certainly be more efficient and may be worth consideration
The size of your hot water heater depends on the intended use and frequency of use. Reliance on recommended estimates may not be accurate; the best way to determine the appropriate size is to track and calculate your daily usage.
Sizing your cylinder correctly will prevent running out of hot water. A minimum of 40 litres per occupant is recommended for most households, but habits such as frequent showers and hand washings can impact usage. For optimal performance and future readiness, consider installing a larger size