Cold water tanks supply water to your hot water cylinder
A cold water tank or technically speaking, a cold water storage cistern can also be referred to as an expansion tank or loft tank. It provides cold water to a hot water tank, central heating system, toilet cistern and the cold water taps within a property.
Cold water tanks for your central heating system
Depending on the type of boiler you have fitted in your home, it is not always necessary to have one.
For example, if you have a combi boiler, you will not need to have a cold-water tank installed. Cold water tanks are usually found in the loft (hence being also known as loft tanks!) or in the ceilings of bathrooms, i.e. close to where the toilet can be found.
If you are not sure whether a tap delivers water directly from your mains or is being delivered via a cold water tank- we can advise you. Alternatively try placing a thumb over the tap outlet to "feel" the water pressure. Mains connected taps are usually of a higher pressure than stored water taps.
So, if it’s time to replace your old tank because it’s in need of repair, or you wish to upgrade it to a polythene cistern (which is collapsible, therefore allowing it to gain easy entry in a loft space!) we will be happy to help.
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