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    • Pleasantly Confused
    • By Pleasantly Confused 10th Jan 18, 2:58 PM
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    Hot water tank
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:58 PM
    Hot water tank 10th Jan 18 at 2:58 PM
    Hope someone can help. We have just moved to a new property which is all electric. The hot water tank is the biggest I have ever seen, it's a Range Flowmax 210 litre tank with two separate immersion heaters (both of which are permanently switched on).

    We don't have any instructions for the tank, i.e. whether or not both heaters have to be on or not. This tank does not feed any central heating. We don't use the bath at all due to mobility issues - we will be taking the bath out in the spring and we only use an electric shower.

    Does anyone know anything about these water tanks? Does the size seem excessive to you?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Pleasantly Confused; 10-01-2018 at 3:02 PM. Reason: Typos
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 10th Jan 18, 3:22 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 3:22 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 3:22 PM
    Just in case you do not have it, here are the instructions, using Google of course
    http://www.range-cylinders.co.uk/pdfs/technical/flowmax.pdf

    A cursory glance shows there is a thermostat, I suggest if you are not using the bath then you either turn off or turn down to save electricity bill later
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 10th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
    Are you on Economy 7? I ask because we were, back when we had ancient Night Storage heaters. The tank did have two separate immersion heaters, one of which was manually switched by a hidden switch that we had to badger our landlord to find and show us. The other was controlled by a thermostat. We had no bath, just an electric shower. Our electric bills were horrendous then. Now we have had GCH for almost 2 years, our Dual Fuel charges are much more reasonable.
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    • Pleasantly Confused
    • By Pleasantly Confused 10th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
    Thanks Farway - that's really useful.

    Robiesere - No we're not on Economy 7. We used to be at our previous property and we did eventually get the hang of it. I am considering having the same here but also considering far infrared heating too. Unfortunately we don't have gas in this village so that's not an option for us.
    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 10th Jan 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:07 PM
    Do you own or rent the property?

    i.e. is it worth your while investing in energy efficient heating and insulation for this home, or should your Landlord be doing that?
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 10th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
    If you are contemplating infra-red heating then it might be worth a look here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3930517
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    • Pleasantly Confused
    • By Pleasantly Confused 11th Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 10:09 PM
    We own the property Rodders53 and you're right we do need to invest in some energy saving measures. There is so much conflicting evidence though!

    Thanks for the link matelodave - that's an interesting read.
    Last edited by Pleasantly Confused; 11-01-2018 at 10:10 PM. Reason: Typo
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