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Megaflow valve fixed in Hertford

A water leak caused corrosion on a temperature valve

As you can see from the photo this client in Hertford had a corroded temperature pressure relief valve on their Mega Flow hot water cylinder due to a water leak. We sourced and replaced the valve then fitted new copper pipework.

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Solar panel connected to Megaflow System in Hertford

Solar Panel Heating in Hertford

New solar panel heating system

This customer in Hertford was having a loft conversion which meant they couldn’t have a heating system that had water tanks in the loft so we removed all water tanks for them. Then installed a Worcester Bosch boiler with a megaflow water heater in an old airing cupboard.

This eco-friendly client wanted a solar panels to give them free hot water so in sunlight they can turn off the boiler. We connected their solar panels to their new boiler.

During the build we also had to re-site the cold water tank several times to ensure this young family had hot water whilst the building work was going on. After which we decommissioned it.

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Which Central Heating System should I choose?

Megaflow Cylinder Central Heating SystemA short guide to choosing the right hot water cylinder or boiler

Choosing a central heating system is an important investment. It can save you energy and fuel – therefore money. In addition, choosing the right central heating system can add value to your house. But it is not just a case of choosing a brand of boiler there are other things to consider.

There are three main types of heating systems to choose from:

  • Combi Boiler Systems
  • Gravity Fed Open Vent Systems
  • Megaflow or Pressurised Systems


What are the advantages and dis-advantages of each of these hot water systems?


Combi Boiler Systems (or combination boiler systems)

This type of boiler system heats the hot water on demand. This means that you no longer need a cold water storage tank in the loft or a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. So this is often the type of boiler system chosen when space is limited such as in flats or when a loft has been converted. It is one of the cheapest options however it is connected to the mains water so when more than one utility is used, for example if you are having a shower and someone downstairs is washing up, then you will notice a drop in pressure to the shower head.  So these types of systems are not recommended for homes used by families with children or houses with multiple bathrooms.

Gravity Fed Open Vent Systems

This is the most common used hot water system installed in homes in the UK.  However, since the introduction of combi boilers and megaflow pressurised cylinders, many houses have been upgraded to these more efficient central heating systems. If your home already has a gravity fed open vent system, it is often far more cost effective simply to upgrade your existing water cylinder and boiler rather than install a new expensive system. However the disadvantages of these systems are that they rely on gravity so pressure is often lost in flats where a large water tank cannot be installed in a loft. Furthermore, there is a higher risk of damage from frost during the winter months as the complete system is usually installed in a loft.

Megaflow High Pressure System

These are often used following a loft conversion because they can be installed in a garage or other area of the home. They do not rely on gravity but take water directly from mains water and operate at higher pressure negating the need for shower pumps etc. This system is ideal for larger houses with families – especially if you have more than one bathroom or shower room. The disadvantage of this system is that it is more expensive than both the gravity fed hot water system and the combination boiler. Plus it is not possible to guarantee old pipework due to higher water pressures.

We installed a Megaflow High Pressure System in Tewin.

If you would like to discuss which central heating system is right for your home, contact us for a free no obligation quote, call 07977 924459 or email milton@homewoodplumbing.co.uk.


New Megaflow Cylinder installed in Tewin

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Megaflow Cylinder in TewinThis customer in Tewin had converted their loft so the old hot water tank and boiler had to be removed due to lack of loft storage space. After discussing the pros and cons of different types of boilers and central heating systems, we installed a new pressurised megaflow cylinder in the garage.

Homewood Plumbing had a wealth of knowledge and were able to advise us on which central heating system would be best for our home now that we have converted our loft. We’re really pleased we contacted them.

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