A hot water cylinder from The Cylinder Guy is a great example of the wonders of modern technology, enabling people easy access to heated liquid whenever they need it for their showers, baths, sinks and washing machines. This is now a standard inclusion in most modern homes and is a big consideration when organising the plumbing of a new home.
There are several different kinds of hot water cylinder out there for you to select from, each with their own ideal use scenarios and features. Let’s take a look at each type of system so that you can make an informed purchase decision.
The most recently developed (and arguably superior) hot water cylinder system is a mains pressure unit made from stainless steel. This system features a high liquid pressure which means that showers are more enjoyable and take less time to heat up on cold mornings. The only real disadvantage of this system is the high price tag.
A low pressure system is an affordable options for those who want a functional system that isn’t too expensive. While it is called a ‘low pressure’ system, it is actually medium in strength when compared to a mains pressure system.
A solar powered hot water cylinder is an excellent choice for those who want something highly affordable as well as environmentally friendly. A solar system relied on solar panels affixed to your roof to generate power to heat your H20 and only draws from the grid if and when the solar panels are insufficient.
For most homes, this means that up to 70% of their heating bill is eliminated because they are no longer relying on the primary power grid for all their energy. This also helps to reduce your carbon footprint.
A gas system works differently from the other options in that it only heats the H20 when you turn on the (H) tap, rather than keeping a constantly heated supply on hand. This makes them a highly cost-effective option, perfect for holiday homes or other places that aren’t used everyday but need a hot water cylinder.
A heat pump hot water cylinder uses a special system that converts the heat in the surrounding and air infuses it with the water in the tank. They are known to work perfectly in very cold conditions and draw much less power than a traditional electric system.
Because of this, heat pumps are considered an environmentally friendly option and you may be able to get a government rebate for it.
A wetback system is excellent a giving you access to heated H20 during the coldest months of the year, making them great for anyone in a colder region. They have the ability to be connected to other sources of heat to boost their effectiveness, such as a firebox.
As you can see, there’s a lot of different choices out there for you when it comes to securing your means of supplying your home with heated H20. The most important thing to remember is your budget and what kind of connections you already have in your home, as some may make certain configurations impractical.
If you need extra advice on what to do, its always a good idea to speak to an experienced plumber as they will have a good knowledge of what will work in your home.