Unvented Hot Water

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Unvented hot water storage systems have become popular in the UK since their introduction in 1985. A system of storing and supply hot water under pressure was actually invented by an Englishman in 1861. This system was then developed and became popular across the world.

Unvented hot water storage systems save space in the loft when compared to traditional systems and can supply large volumes of hot water on demand. One of the key benefits is that the hot water supply is delivered at mains pressure right across the house. However because of the possible dangers associated with water stored in a sealed vessel under pressure and at high temperature, it is important to have the system serviced once a year. This service will amongst other things test the functionality of the safely valves that operate in the event of a fault.

The EasyFlow® website and service are now live. This is a dedicated mains pressure, electric water heater service provided by Country & Town. The service is aimed at people with city centre apartments who have unvented or thermal store water heaters. Visit EasyFlow to find out more.

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Testing the function of the safety valves Checking the run off from the valves

Testing the function of the safety valves

Checking the run off from the valves

We work on the following water heater systems

• Albion

• Heatrae Sadia

• Keston

• Flamco Flexcon

• Santon Premier

• Vaillant uniSTOR

• Heatline

• Santon Premier Plus

• OSO

• Ariston

• Telford

• Fabdec

• Heatrae Megaflo

• Range

• Redring Water Heating

 

It must be noted that an unvented cylinder should have been installed by an approved installer who would have notified the local authority of the installation. The approved installer will have installed a system recognised by an approved testing authority such as the British Board of Agrement.

When replacing parts on an unvented system it is important to always use replacement parts supplied by the manufacturer of the system.

Testing the function of the safety valves Venting the tank

Turing off at the mains

Venting the tank

Draining down Draining down 2

Draining down

Draining down 2

How will your unvented system be serviced?

The servicing of an unvented hot water storage system will include the following:

Inspecting for signs of wear or damage

Checking to see that the correct manufacturers parts are fitted

Testing the temperature and pressure relief valves – shown above

Removing the line strainer and cleaning the filter

Checking the pressure of the expansion vessel

Setting the correct incoming water pressure

Removing the line strainer The dirty filter on the line strainer

Removing the line strainer

The dirty filter on the line strainer

Cleaning the line strainer Replacing the line strainer

Cleaning the line strainer

Replacing the line strainer

Continuing maintenance

Manufactures recommend that unvented water heaters are serviced once each year and that a record of this service is kept close to the water tank. If you would like to discuss a one-off or annual service agreement for your water heater please complete the form below.

 

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