Domestic Boiler Cylinder
Unvented hot water cylinders store water supplied directly from the mains water supply, and heat it using either electrical heating elements or with heat from a boiler. This provides high pressure hot water supplies capable of feeding outlets with high flow rates of hot water.
Available in a wide range of hot water storage capacities, is suitable for almost all types of property with a sealed system or open vent boiler. Being suitable in particular for larger properties with multiple bathrooms, heating systems using a cylinder can often provide a higher level of hot water than a combination boiler.
Unvented cylinders can be used when converting from an open vented system (with a cold water tank in the loft) to a sealed system (boiler and cylinder system). Converting to a sealed system can help save space e.g. during loft conversions etc when there is no room for a tank, and in most cases will provide higher water pressure at your taps and shower.
By upgrading an old copper cylinder (with insulation jacket) to a new unvented cylinder (as part of a heating system upgrade), you can make your heating system more efficient by reducing your cylinder heat losses significantly, which in turn can help to reduce your fuel bills.