Gledhill Repair in Colchester.
A Boilermate is a Thermal Storage Unit. Thermal stores, are available from different manufacturers and typically store their energy in a mass of water contained within the unit which is open vented, the water stored is at atmospheric pressure, not sealed or 'unvented'.
The Boilermate unit has changed both in appearance and function due to product development over the years. The earlier models looked like a cylinder with various pipework, whereas the newer versions have a neat casing, concealing the pipework.
Unvented Stainless Steel Cylinders
Unvented hot water cylinders store water supplied directly from the mains water supply, and heat it using either electrical heating elements or with heat from a boiler. This provides high pressure hot water supplies capable of feeding outlets with high flow rates of hot water. The cylinders store water under relatively high pressures, typically in the region of 2 to 3 bar (20 to 30 metres head), and as such can supply water to outlets at high level, such as in a loft space, and at similar pressures to the mains cold water supply. The increased pressures also make for better quality showers, without the need for pumps. With both hot and cold water services fed from the mains, there is no more need for a cold water storage tank, keeping loft spaces clear, and pipework to a minimum. Engineers working with this type of equipment are required to undertake specialist unvented hot water training.
Boilermate 2000 Tips
- Is your gas or oil boiler thermostat turned to maximum?
- Is your hot water not hot enough when you have just turned the heating on?
- This is normal as the heating water is fed from the store, and the boiler has not had enough time to reheat the store to transfer heat into the hot water.
- Your timer is only for the central heating.
If you have tried the above & your unit is still not operating correctly, call Colne Heating for a Gledhill Repair.