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UNVENTED HOT WATER SYSTEMS

Visit the¬†Unvented Cylinder¬†page on our Interactive House for comprehensive information on unvented hot water systems! There are three types of domestic hot water system. This first is a combi boiler system where the boiler directly heats the water on demand. The second is a gravity fed (open vent) hot water tank which is fed from … Continued

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OPEN VENTED HOT WATER CYLINDERS

Vented or open-vent hot water cylinders and systems are one of the most common installations in the UK. They differ from combi systems because they have a store of water (usually about 100 litres) and they differ from unvented systems because of their open vented nature. Please watch the instructional video below on vented hot … Continued

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HOW TO CHANGE AN IMMERSION HEATER

Firstly watch the brief instructional video below on how to change an immersion heater. That will probably cover most points. If you have any more problems scroll further down the page to our instructional guide. The immersion heater is the heating element that is situated in your hot water tank. It is easy to identify. … Continued

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GRUNDFOS ALPHA PUMP

Grundfos have been manufacturing heating pumps for the commercial and domestic industry since 1945. The Grundfos Alpha2 is the latest in their range of domestic heating system pumps. Easy to install, they offer a compact and highly efficient answer to the question of heating water circulation. They also produce the Alpha2N. A stainless steel pump … Continued

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PRESSURISED HEATING SYSTEMS

A brief video about Pressurised Heating Systems. How to drain them and fill them up. How to vent air from them. How to pressurise them.  

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HOW TO INHIBIT A PRESSURISED SYSTEM

It is very important to inhibit your heating system.¬†The method described below will not only help you to inhibit your¬†pressurised¬†heating system, but it will also allow you to add treatments like sludge removers etc. Before you read on, check the instructional video below for comprehensive advice on how to inhibit your pressurised heating system. If … Continued

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AIR VENTS FOR HEATING SYSTEMS – TYPE 1

Our latest instructional video is out now.¬†This video is all about the deaeration of heating system water. This in turn protects the pump and heating system components to maintain adequate function and flow. We show you where they fit in a heating system and how to diagnose if there is a problem with one. The … Continued

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WINTER WARMING TIPS

Well, winter is here again and many of us will be thinking about winter warming tips and energy saving. We are all¬†switching on the heating and wondering how much it will cost this year. The rising price of fuel oil and gas is enough to make anyone pause for thought. Many of you know the … Continued

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HEATING SYSTEM INHIBITOR

Many of our visitors want to know about water treatment in heating systems. Generally its really easy to do yourself and you can never overdose a system. The more you add the better (although we wouldn‚Äôt recommend having it neat). Below is a quick explanation of how inhibitor works, what it does and why you … Continued

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UNVENTED HOT WATER SYSTEMS

Visit the¬†Unvented Cylinder¬†page on our Interactive House for comprehensive information on unvented hot water systems! There are three types of domestic hot water system. This first is a combi boiler system where the boiler directly heats the water on demand. The second is a gravity fed (open vent) hot water tank which is fed from … Continued