Benefits of replacing your hot water cylinder
- New cylinders are made from more energy efficient materials (like copper and stainless steel) and come with a foam insulation jacket which keeps your water hotter than a lagging jacket
- New cylinders boast a quicker recovery period – this is the time they take to heat cold water
- A new tank meets Part L of building regulations which relates to the conservation of fuel and energy – Part L was designed to assist us in reaching our 2020 targets set by the EU directive on renewable energy
- New cylinders can work with a pump to produce hot water at pressure straight from the tank
When to repair a water cylinder?
The lifespan of a water cylinder is 8 to 12 years.
If you are experiencing any of the below, it may be time to replace your tank:
- The water is cold, or at least not as hot as it used to be
- There seems to be less hot water than usual
- There are puddles of water around the boiler or a stream of water coming from it
- There is water, sludge or corrosion at the temperature and pressure relief valve or the inlet and outlet connections
- It’s noisy - it pops or clangs
Replacing your cylinder gives you options
Replacing your hot water tank gives you the opportunity to go for a more appropriate size – either bigger or smaller.
Depending on your hot water demands, a tankless water system gives you constant hot water without the need for a cylinder. The system heats the water as it passes through it and out the tap.
It’s a good time to think about a solar water heating system – and there is a grant available from the SEAI of €1,200. Solar water heating systems use the free energy from the sun – and yes, there is enough sun in Ireland for this to work – to heat the water in your tank, instead of your central heating system having to do it. Read more about heating water using solar energy here.
Total Heating has carried out hundreds of water tank replacements, improving the energy efficiency of homes all around Leinster. Our heating and plumbing engineers are registered with all the appropriate associations. Call us today on xxx xxxxxxx to get started.