Cold water tanks Installations:
Abbey Boilers are able to supply and fit replacement cold water storage tanks. Needless to say tanks come in all shapes and sizes so the need to have our estimate come or a free quotation contact us to book an appointment
What is a Cold water tank?
The cold water tank, or technically speaking, the cold water storage cistern, is an important part of a gravity-fed domestic water system, supplying cold water to the hot water cylinder, and to potentially every cold water outlet in the home, except the kitchen and outside taps. It is usually made out of plastic, although more rigid materials such as galvanised steel and asbestos cement have been used in the past. A typical cold water tank may hold anywhere from 15 to 100 gallons of water, reducing a household’s demand on the mains, and serving as a kind of safety valve for the hot water cylinder.
The cold water tank is technically a cistern because a tank is a sealed vessel – as opposed to a cistern, which is open to atmospheric pressure. Fed from the rising main, it is usually situated in the loft because of its size and in order to minimise the annoyance of the sound of running water. Nevertheless, in some homes it can be found above the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard.
Modern cold water cisterns are generally made from black plastics. This makes them light, flexible, and resistant to algae growth. They can be round, square, or rectangular in shape, and should be insulated to prevent the water from freezing in the winter, and to keep it cool during the summer. Certain fittings are also required in order to minimise the risk of contamination, such as a lid.
We at Abbey Boilers proud ourselves on a clean and profesional install.