With this type of system hot water cannot be
provided on demand but must be stored, usually in a copper cylinder
(usually located in an airing cupboard) and a cold water tank above it
(usually in the attic) as well as a smaller central heating header tank
(also usually in the attic).
As the water is pre-heated and stored, it can be
used by more than one tap at a time without significant loss of flow. The
Conventional system is particularly suited to the larger property with more than
one bathroom or where mains water pressure
is too low for an instantaneous appliance such as a combination boiler.
From April 2002, changes in the Building Regulations effect how your
installer replaces your boiler/cylinder or makes changes to your heating
controls. Click here for more information
are various ways in which conventional systems can be improved.
> Boiler renewal. Old boilers can be
renewed for improved performance, safety and economy.
> Powerflushing to
remove accumulated sludge coupled with installation of pressurisation
kit (the header tank is removed) for improved filling and circulation.
to pre-lagged, high efficiency conventional cylinder for faster heat up
> Upgrade to
unvented hot water. The large cold tank and cylinder are removed and a
special cylinder installed.
> Change to
continuous hot water. All 3 tanks are removed and a combination boiler
replaces the existing conventional boiler.
> Controls upgrade
for separate time and temperature control of central heating and hot
water for improved economy and comfort control.
time to time, your central heating system may require bleeding. Click
here for more information
Conventional Heating System
All installations are carried out in accordance with relevant
regulations and good practice.