In Storage Boilers of any type, there is a reserve of sanitary water already at temperature and ready for use. The boiler keeps it hot, thus reducing ignition times and increasing the responsiveness of the domestic hot water system.

The "boiler" is a part of the boiler that serves to heat the water used for domestic purposes, such as heating or producing domestic hot water. In other words, the boiler is a thermally insulated tank that contains hot water and is maintained at a constant temperature by a heating element within the boiler itself.

The boiler heats the water through a burner, which uses natural gas, LPG, or other fuels to generate heat. The water is then conveyed through a circuit of pipes that pass through the boiler, where the heat is transferred to the water, which is then stored in the tank.

The boiler of the heating system can be designed in various shapes and sizes, depending on the needs and size of the heating system. Boilers can be made from materials such as steel, copper, or plastic, and can be equipped with safety devices such as thermostats, safety valves, and temperature sensors to ensure safe and efficient operation of the boiler.

In summary, the boiler is the part of the heating system that serves to store and maintain the hot water produced by the boiler, which can be used for domestic purposes such as heating or producing domestic hot water.

Advantages of Choosing a Boiler with an Integrated Boiler

There are several advantages to having a boiler with an integrated boiler. Some of these advantages include:

  • Constant supply of hot water: with a boiler with an integrated boiler, there is always a sufficient amount of hot water available. Additionally, the boiler can store hot water for peak usage periods, ensuring a constant supply of hot water even during peak demand periods or simultaneous use.
  • Space saving: a boiler with an integrated boiler requires less space compared to a separate heating system and a separate boiler, thus reducing clutter and mess in the home.
  • Reduced installation costs: having a boiler with an integrated boiler can reduce installation costs, as it is not necessary to purchase and install a separate water heating system.
  • Better control: with a boiler with an integrated boiler, it is possible to better control the water temperature and ensure an even distribution of hot water throughout the house.
  • Greater resistance to hard water: with a boiler with an integrated boiler, lime sediment precipitates to the bottom, aiding the thermal exchange of the coil.

In summary, having a boiler with an integrated boiler offers several advantages, including a constant supply of hot water, energy efficiency, space savings, reduced installation costs, and better control over water temperature.

Ordinary Maintenance

During maintenance of the device, the magnesium anode should be replaced. This spare part wears out over time due to the charge potential that accumulates in large water reserves. The electric potential discharges on the anode rather than on the container materials, which could degrade over time, causing the boiler to leak.

However, there are anodes with different properties that can be a long-term investment, in order of quality:

  • Magnesium anode (Approximately two years of life)
  • Aluminum anode (Approximately 6 years of life)
  • Electronic anode (Currently lasts much longer than the previous ones)

One-Time Procedures

Considering water hardness of about 43°f (one of the hardest in Italy) and a family of 2 people, it is suggested to clean the boiler of limescale.

However, if you have a water softener, this intervention is not necessary.

How to Prevent Limescale Build-Up in the Boiler?

Limescale will always form unless you have a water softener or your area's water is "soft." To slow down limescale build-up in the boiler, set a low temperature for the domestic hot water, in this way you will slow down calcification on the coil surface.

The boiler of the heating system reaches a critical situation starting from the tenth year, for a family of two, with 43 French degrees (typical of northern Italy).

The Shower Water Cools Down in the Storage Boiler!

If there is too much limescale in the boiler, it is normal; the boiler cannot provide you with heat in the useful time. You exhaust the accumulation of hot water, the boiler tries to heat it but cannot keep up, so after a few minutes, it cools down, and you have to wait for it to heat up again. It's time to clean the limescale from the boiler.

The Boiler Turns On and Off Continuously!

If it happens during the use of domestic hot water, in the storage boiler, it means that the boiler reaches the primary shut-off temperature. This means that it produces more calories than the boiler can now absorb. It's time to descale the boiler, also to relieve the gas valve that is working much more in opening and closing.