Sizing a hot water cylinder

Here at Charter Heating, we are leading boiler, heating and gas experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about sizing a hot water cylinder.

Getting the right size hot water cylinder

The size of your hot water cylinder should be a central consideration. A hot water cylinder that is the right size for your home, and your requirements can ensure you have plenty of hot water, whenever you need it. There are several issues caused specifically by hot water cylinders of the wrong size. These include:

  • Being too small- a hot water cylinder that is too small will not be able to provide all of the hot water that you need. This can lead to practical issues like needing to wait for a hot shower, while the hot water cylinder reheats the water.
  • Being too large- a hot water cylinder that is too large for your requirements can lead to issues with¬†sitting water that isn’t being used, and it can also mean that you are wasting energy heating it for more water than you need.

Changing circumstances

We all know that circumstances change over time. So if you have a new bathroom put in, or you have someone else move into your property, and the demand for hot water increases, what can you do? Well, one solution is to temper the water. This means that the water temperature within the cylinder will be raised, sot hat more hot water can be delivered around your property. This does mean however that the water temperature will be slightly lower when it reaches your taps, but you will have plenty of hot water to go around.

For more information or advice about the right hot water cylinder for your property, get in touch with the team today, here at Charter Heating.