When it comes to installing a hot water cylinder in your home, you will have to make a choice between buying one which is vented or one which is unvented.  Before deciding, it is important that you consider which option would be better for the property you live in.

Unvented Cylinders

An unvented cylinder works directly from the mains water supply.  It is essentially a hot water storage cylinder.  Unvented cylinders typically provide better water pressure and flow as they are fed directly from the mains supply of water.  This is a great advantage for homes with one more than one bathroom as you don’t have to rely on a pump to maintain the strength of the flow when using hot water.  Unvented cylinders can be placed anywhere in your home and many unvented cylinders also have enhanced safety features and controls to stop them from malfunctioning.

unvented cylinder

Vented Cylinders

Vented cylinders are a popular choice because they are simple to install and are effective at providing heating and hot water to your home.  You can purchase vented combination units which don’t require a separate space for a cold water tank as the unit comprises of a cold water cistern and a hot water tank.  If you opted for a non-combination tank, you would need to have the necessary space for a cold water tank and its accompanying pipe work, usually in your loft space.


The Next Steps

Whilst vented cylinders are typically easier to install, at Solihull Bathrooms & Heating our engineers are able to install both vented and unvented hot water tanks.  We are able to talk you through the best options for your property, so get in touch with us today.


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