Thursday, 31 January 2013

Vented or Unvented Cylinder

An unvented water cylinder works directly from the mains water. The principles of heating are the same as vented by using an emersion heater (Direct) and coil (Indirect), but because the pressure comes direct from the mains water the flow is much better. The systems have many safety devices inbuilt to help it cope with the high pressure and expansion of water. You may find you have a small tank in the loft for venting and feeding your central heating, there is no need for a cold water storage tank.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a vented hot water cylinder?The main advantages of installing vented hot water cylinders – like a Gledhill Stainless Lite Open Vented Indirect Hot Water Cylinders – over an unvented alternative is that they are much less complicated – making them easier to install – and cost less to buy and maintain.

The biggest disadvantage is the fact you need to have a cold water storage tank so the system will ultimately take up more space than an unvented hot water cylinder.

In an indirect heating system the water will be heated indirectly by a primary heat exchanger within the unit being supplied by the boiler. The heat exchanger is a much more economical option – the water is fed into the hot water cylinder which has a series of coils that heat the water. But if something goes wrong with your boiler, you’re left without any hot water at all until it’s repaired.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an unvented hot water cylinder?Because unvented cylinders – like the Gledhill Stainless Lite Indirect Unvented Cylinders – provide hot water constantly at mains pressure, there is no requirement for a cold water storage tank and the extra pipework to link it up. And because you’re relying on the pressure from the mains rather than just gravity, you can situate the hot water cylinder almost any location.

The biggest domestic issue is that you cannot use an unvented hot water cylinder with some power showers and some mixers. Another disadvantage is that they need specialist installation, making them pricier than traditional vented hot water cylinders.


A very simple way of improving your hot water system is through the installation of new cylinder. Something like this Gledhill Stainless Lite Indirect Unvented Cylinders, The Gledhill Stainless Lite Unvented Cylinders offer a hich quality product at very competative prices


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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January 28th 2013 was the official launch of The Green Deal, the latest Government initiative designed to give people the opportunity to improve their homes and save on their energy bills.

We thought it would be a great idea to show you a way in which you can improve your home in conjunction with The Green Deal; and hopefully get even more people involved and on board with this great opportunity!

Improving the heating system in your home can drastically improve the amount of energy you use and shave pounds off your energy bills.


A very simple way of improving your heating system is through the introduction of new heating controls. Something like this Salus Programmable Thermostat, The RF version has all the benefits of the RT500 with the added simplicity of no wires. Again, maintaining simplicity for the end user.Features are the same as the Salus RT500, plus: - Selectable volt free contacts. - Receiver, complete with surface mounting. - 60 metre transmitter range in open air.


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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The radiator company Pillar radiator

The Radiator Company Pillar 1500 x 250 Brushed Stainless Steel Radiator The Radiator Company Ref: PILLV1525 Height: 1500mm Width: 250mm Depth from Wall: 130mm 490 Watts 1672 Btu's The Radiator Company stainless steel radiators can be very heavy and require suitable, structural support and at least 2 people to install. Wall brackets and manual airvent are supplied as standard. 20 YEAR GUARANTEE Price Excl VAT: £762.00 (£914.40 Including VAT at 20%)

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Radiator Company Designer Collection

Inspired Heating supply quality radiators from The Radiator Company. Take a look on our site for the latest designer radiators