If you’ve been having problems with your unvented hot water cylinder and you’re unsure of what to do next, take a look at the list of questions and answers we’ve compiled below.
Your questions answered.
Why is my unvented hot water cylinder not producing hot water?
If you turn on your hot tap and you’re not being greeted with hot water, this is probably because your immersion heater or heat source is at fault. This means you may require a replacement immersion heater. Diagnosis of this problem can be difficult, but a qualified engineer can help. They will carry out some checks to identify the problem. When searching for an engineer to do the job, always look for a licensed professional local to your area with positive customer reviews.
My water is getting way too hot. Why?
You may have the stat set too high on your unvented hot water cylinder. It should be between 60 and 65 degrees. If you check your unvented hot water cylinder and it is set to temperatures in this range, but the water is still too hot, this may mean that the stat could be faulty and may need to be replaced, there are also other possible faults it could be and you’ll need to contact a professional engineer.
My taps aren’t producing enough water, why?
If your taps aren’t producing enough water, or they’re not producing any water at all, this means that either the filter on your mains water stopcock is blocked or it’s been isolated. In this situation, there’s very little you can do other than contact a specialist in unvented hot water cylinder repairs and servicing.
There is water pouring through the tundish of my unvented hot water cylinder, what should I do?
The first thing you should do in this situation is to turn the electricity supplying your unvented hot water cylinder off, then turn the mains water off. Don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself and instead call an unvented cylinder repairman as soon as possible. If you have a megaflo unvented hot water cylinder there are instructions on the cylinder explaining what you can do to try and fix the problem.
Who do I call if I have a problem with my unvented hot water cylinder?
If you need unvented hot water cylinder repairs and servicing, the professionals at Shaw Plumbing and Heating can help. Please Contact Us today. You could also visit Our Blog page for the ultimate plumbing and heating latest news and updates.