Space is certainly at a premium in modern UK homes, with the average property measuring 92 square metres in size – and 64 square metres in city centres.* This can be an issue for landlords in particular, as tenants want to benefit from as much room and comfort as possible. But did you know simply converting to a tankless water heating system can help free up some much-needed space?
It isn’t uncommon for UK homes to have a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. However, not only are traditional hot water cylinders heavy and unwieldly when it comes to lifting, manoeuvring and installation, they’re also rather large! Add to the equation there’s only a limited amount of water available in the tank, while warm up times can also leave a lot to be desired. What’s more, the majority of vented cylinders rely on a cold water tank feeding them from the loft or attic, which occupies even more valuable space!
In order to maximise space, one option available to landlords is to convert to a tankless system, removing the antiquated cylinder and/or immersion heater and embracing the latest electric water heaters instead.
Modern electric water heaters eliminate the need for separate cylinders, while any storage tanks are actually built-in as part of the unit. Prime examples of this are our very own Velis Evo and Velis Evo Wi-Fi storage water heaters, which not only boast revolutionary twin tank technology, they also measure a mere 27cm in depth. Landlords fitting one of these ultra-slim products inside an airing cupboard in place of a bulky cylinder will open up a wealth of space-saving opportunities, much to tenants’ delight!
In addition to freeing up more space, the Velis Evo range also offers the best in-class ErP rating, as well as fast reheat times – with the Velis Evo Wi-Fi shower ready in less than 30 minutes. High levels of energy efficiency also ensure fuel bills are kept to a minimum, without affecting water heating performance, while tenants can also benefit from the added convenience of optional Wi-Fi control.
If you’re a landlord looking to replace your hot water cylinder with a modern alternative, contact us today and we can discuss your requirements further.
* Source: BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-51577853