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Which hot water system to install when electric storage heaters already in place?

Just 6 months ago I had electric storage heaters installed in the flat I rent out, my tenant then complained that there was never enough hot water for a bath, after investigation I was advised that the hot water tank in the loft was too small and the only real solution to the water shortage would be to install a combi-boiler, however, after just spending a small fortune on heaters I do not want to have them ripped out and replaced with radiators just to solve the water problem. Apart from installing a larger water tank, which I've been told I would have to strenghten the loft to accomodate, are there any other options available to provide more hot water without involving the storage heaters? Thank you

2 Answers from MyBuilder Plumbers

install a water heater ,which will give you hot water only and will be a £1000 cheaper than a combi.
Regards Nathan.Andersons heating and gas.07980581873;


Answered 10th Jan 2013

Dear mcb11,

You might want to consider putting in Gledhill Stainless Lite Unvented Direct 1 hotwater cyclinder, which is mains pressure hotwater. The hotwater cyclinders come in different sizes max. size 400ltr., if you do decide to go for this option, you can have all your other tanks taken out. I have installed about 6 of them now and nothing then happy clients. Have a look at website

If you are in Norfolk, I am happy to give you a quote.

Good luck, MarioThePlumberfromHorning.


Answered 12th Jan 2013

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