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New immersion heaters supplied and fitted

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Country & Town are able to supply and fit a wide range of immersion heaters for all types of unvented water heater, thermal store water heaters and standard hot water cylinders. We are working in Manchester City Centre most days, call us if you have a problem with no hot water.

The EasyFlow® website and service are now live. This is a dedicated mains pressure, electric water heater service provided by Country & Town. The service is aimed at people with city centre apartments who have unvented or thermal store water heaters. Visit EasyFlow to find out more.

Removing the electrical connections Draining down a water cylinder

Removing the electrical connections

Draining down a water cylinder

We work on the following water heater systems

• Albion

• Heatrae Sadia

• Keston

• Flamco

• Santon Premier

• Vaillant

• Heatline

• Santon Premier Plus

• OSO

• Ariston

• Telford

• Fabdec

• Heatrae Megaflo

• Range

• Redring Water Heating

Please note: Country and Town will guarantee the work we undertake for you but we will not guarantee manufacturers' parts. Manufacturers often offer a 12 month warranty on parts; this will be passed on to you

Cracking the nut Removing the old immersion heater

Cracking the nut

Removing the old immersion heater

Replacing the elements on an unvented water heater

The images above illustrate how burnt-out immersion heater elements on unvented water heaters are changed. This job shows both immersion heater elements being changed in an apartment Manchester city centre. Most city centre apartments have unvented systems heated by two electric elements. Though systems with one or three elements are available and just a few have indirect sources of heat supplied by a boiler.

The damaged immersion heater element Removing the seal

The damaged immersion heater element

Removing the seal

On systems with two immersion heater elements, the lower element is controlled by a timer and comes on each evening to heat the water for the flowing day using cheaper electricity supplied during the off-peak hours. The top immersion heater element is intended for use during the day and should be used for just one or two hours at a time to raise the temperature of the water if lots of baths or showers are being taken.

Fitting the new element Replacing the electrical connections

Fitting the new element

Replacing the electrical connections

In this apartment, when the lower element burnt out, the resident started using the top booster element to heat all the water required. The problem with this is two fold. Firstly, the booster element being at the top of the cylinder only heats the top third of the volume of water in the cylinder. When the water at the top is hot the thermostat cuts out leaving the water at the bottom of the cylinder cold. This hot water could be used up with one shower or bath making it very inconvenient for residents. Secondly because there is no timer and because the immersion heater element would need to be turned on after each bath or shower to keep a supply of hot water. The top element is often left on 24 hours a day until, as shown here, it burns out or the electricity bill arrives.

 

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