The difference between direct and indirect cylinders

Direct, indirect, unvented…the list goes on. There are many different of types of hot water cylinder, but what is the difference between direct and indirect cylinders? In this article, we’ll discuss exactly what those terms mean. The difference between direct and indirect cylinders The answer to this question relates to how the water in the … Read more

Electric shower stops working: why?

If your electric shower stops working, it’s most likely due to limescale. Electric showers are basically instantaneous water heaters. They have a single supply of cold water which is heated on demand via an electric element. Over time, calcium deposits form on the element, just like in your kettle. This is particularly true if you … Read more

British taps: here’s why the hot & cold are separate

Ah, British taps. For most Brits, separate hot and cold taps (or faucets, if you’re visiting from the good old US of A) are a part of every day life. However, for many visitors to the UK, including those from continental Europe as well as America, they are simply baffling. Why on earth are they … Read more

Fortic & Primatic cylinders: what’s the difference?

The hot water cylinder is one of the most important components in your home. Hot water cylinders come in different types as well as in different sizes. But what’s the difference between a fortic tank and a primatic tank? The difference between these two tanks relate to two different design aspects. Two things they do … Read more

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