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How to Identify Your Water System

Our products offer an ideal solution to boost water pressure and flow. With options suitable for gravity fed or mains fed systems, it is important to make sure that you get the right product for your hot water system by identifying what type of system you have.

There are three main types of hot water system in the United Kingdom - gravity fed, mains fed: combination boiler, and mains fed unvented cylinder.

Illustration showing a gravity system

Gravity fed

If you live in an older property there’s a good chance you have a gravity fed system, renowned for poor pressure and flow.

These systems are identified by a hot water cylinder stored in an airing cupboard, and a large cold water storage tank, often located in the loft.

Illustration showing a combi mains system

Mains fed: Combi boiler

Combination boilers are common and rely solely on mains pressure to deliver water around your home.

These systems are identified by a wall hung boiler.

In a combi boiler system hot water is available on demand, and there are no water storage tanks.

Illustration showing an unvented system

Mains fed: Unvented

Unvented systems require a separate hot water cylinder to store a quantity of hot water at mains pressure.

These systems are identified by a wall hung boiler and metal-clad hot water storage tanks and no cold water storage.

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