A thermal store cylinder is a way of storing and managing renewable heat until it is needed. These cylinders incorporate thermal storage technology, providing mains pressure heated water that is suitable for use with a range of heat sources.
Thermal store cylinders are designed to reduce heating costs by offering complete flexibility for householders to use multiple energy sources. They have become increasingly popular in recent years as they provided a means of storing excess heat. Investment in a storage cylinder offers purchasers the opportunity to use renewable technology with a conventional boiler or immersion heater. The cylinders also offer consistently high water temperature for use on demand.
The benefits of thermal store cylinders are numerous. This includes the ability to enable a renewable heating system to work more efficiently and promotes a reduction in the need to buy expensive fossil fuels. A thermal store may contain one or more heat exchanges, normally in the form of internal coiled pipes or external flat-plate heat-exchangers.