What You Need To Know About Storage Cylinders

What You Need To Know About Storage Cylinders

Generating heating and hot water takes a lot of energy. Those who have storage cylinders have immediate access to a large quantity of water. You can even combine heat sources such as a boiler and solar thermal with a hot water cylinder.

What You Need To Know About Storage Cylinders   

Some hot water storage cylinders are made with a corrosion resistant interior, which makes sure your drinking water meets the highest hygiene standards. Cylinders come in a huge capacity range. You can get them as small as 5-litres right up to 500-litres

The advantages of hot water cylinders:

  • Comfort: hot water will always be available
  • Combine different heat sources efficiently

Requirements for a cylinder system in your home:

  • A location for the storage cylinder itself
  • A heating system that works with a cylinder

Different types of cylinder

There are different types of cylinder: a stratified cylinder is fast, energy-efficient and economical. Stratification of warm water takes place at a different height based on its temperature. The water at the top is hottest.

Buffer cylinders have two tanks: one for hot water in the kitchen and bathroom and one for the heating system. In the winter, your hot tap uses waste heat from the heating and so uses less energy. Buffer cylinders are good for combining different sources of energy.

Combining systems

If you are upgrading a system, you could combine a cylinder with another heating and hot water system.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

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