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Apex Plumbing and Heating
Apex Plumbing and Heating
Recent installations of Megaflo and Unvented water systems.
Apex Plumbing and Heating
Apex Plumbing and Heating
Apex Plumbing and Heating
No wonder the vaillant boiler kept overheating and locking out with various error codes. Burnt out pump and flow through the heat exchanger severely blocked by all this...in one rubber hose.
Apex Plumbing and Heating
Apex Plumbing and Heating
We were commissioned to address the poor performance of a Megaflo Unvented water system. Customer could only run one shower at a time. If other outlets were used - another shower, flushing a toilet, running a tap, a washing machine or dishwasher, etc - the flow drops off or stops completely. Extremely frustrating, to say the least!

We specified and installed a DAB constant pressure pump and break tank to ensure optimum pressure and flow to the Megaflo Unvented system.

It now performs as it should🙂.
No issues with running three showers, a bath and several taps, plus flushing toilets for good measure. Everyone's happy, and no more dramas!

A well designed system should be fit-for-purpose and perform like a dream!
Apex Plumbing and Heating
Apex Plumbing and Heating
With the heating season upon us, a few tips to help stay warm:

*If your radiators have thermostatic valves (TRVs), make best use of them. Don't just have them ALL fully open!

*If some rooms are not warming up, turn down the radiators in the warmest rooms. This helps balance and distribute the available heat.

*Most boilers have flow temperature control and this directly affects the radiator temperature. A lower temperature enables the boiler to operate more efficiently, and is usually more comfortable for the occupants.

*Sometimes it's more comfortable to leave your heating on (maybe with the thermostat a degree or two lower) instead of switching it on and off. A smart room stat enables different temperatures for different times of the day/night. If you have it, use it.

*Ideally, a boiler should fire up and stay on, rather than cycling. Cycling is when the boiler fires up, gets too hot, then shuts down...and repeats this sequence. This is inefficient for both the boiler and heat distribution.

*If you have weather compensation controls, remember the heating curve can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
Apex Plumbing and Heating
Apex Plumbing and Heating
When you trust your (ex) builder to fit a basin, and realise why it's leaking. Unbelievable!