When we think of home heating we usually picture the chimney, the boiler or even the radiator. But the humble wall mounted hot water tank is a popular choice for modern heating.
This type of tank offers an excellent opportunity to save money, as well as heat a room better than any other option. Because they do not need to be heated to a very high temperature, you can get them to give off temperatures that are warm but not too hot. This enables a range of rooms to have a heat source that is ideal for all conditions.
A wall mounted tank is also a great design element because it means the room can be large and spacious. This can make your whole house feels much larger and there will be space available for you to move around in your new warm and cosy space. You can turn a small room into a luxurious living area by adding more seating.
Another great thing about this type of heater is that it can fit into a limited amount of space, especially if it is in the form of a freestanding unit. They are not too tall, so you can have some space between them and the ceiling. This means they can fit through doorways and into smaller rooms.
Not only are they cheaper to run, they can be more energy efficient than any other form of heating and also offer major costs savings over radiators and boilers. The most obvious benefit is that they use no fuel or oil for their operation. Even if you have the best technology in a boiler and only the best fuel, there is no need to burn any of the expensive components.
Freestanding tanks allow you to control how much warmth they can give off and you can also vary the level of heat you need. So you can turn your tank up or down to a temperature you prefer and can then adjust your thermostat accordingly togive off the right level of heat.
There are a few disadvantages, however, particularly with regards to cleanliness issues. They tend to be somewhat dirty and clogged from the dirt that accumulates, so you may want to look at getting a tank cleaning service in the future. This might be an unnecessary cost, but they can be a headache if they are clogged from build up and refuse to be pumped out.
If you really are looking for a cheap, efficient and easy to use form of heating then you should definitely consider getting a tank. And if you want to get more than one then you can install several units to give you better heating.