Most UK houses have a hot water storage vessel (cylinder), often located in an airing cupboard, and cold header tank above which delivers hot water to outlets at low pressure.
These older systems often exhibit some or all of the following defects:
European and American systems have long featured a mains pressure storage cylinder, which avoids all of the above problems.
With this type the cylinder is piped directly onto the cold supply pipe and the hot tap can then be as powerful as the cold.
Usually made of duplex stainless steel and factory fitted with a close fitting thick layer of high quality thermal insulation material, the cylinders come in a range of sizes and system configurations. These can be heated by a variety of sources including:
CRD Birtles Ltd have been fitting pressurised cylinders for over 10 years, and with current models offering multi input versatility high efficiency systems can readily be assembled. We offer designs from all manufacturers.
Mitsubishi Electric for whom we are accredited installers, offer factory assembled, pre-plumbed and pre-wired models to integrate superbly with their Ecodan range of air source heat pumps.