How does the electramate 2000 work

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At EasyFlow, we offer maintenance and repair services for ElectraMate 2000 boilers. We do charge a call out fee to identify faults, and will then submit a full quote for the necessary repairs.br

The Gledhill ElectraMate 2000 utilises off-peak electricity to heat a large store of water to a high temperature overnight, or during other periods when the unit’s computerised system receives an off-peak signal. This store of hot water is used as needed over the following 24-hour period. In addition to this innovative design, the ElectraMate 2000 is also unusual in that it can be classified as an unvented thermal store. Depending on the model, a unit can store either 170 or 270 litres of heated water maintained at 83 degrees. Once this temperature is reached, heating ceases. brbrUtilisation of water through taps or space heating reduces the volume of water stored in the system, as well as the temperature of the stored water. If the heating system is inactive, the unit will allow water temperature to drop to 55 degrees before on-peak power is used to maintain that minimum temperature. If space heating is active, on-peak power will be used beginning at 65 degrees.brbrWhen the heating element is active, the lower store pump circulates water in the store over the 9kW heating element. If a hot tap is opened, the printed circuit board (PCB) detects a difference in temperature between the mains water flowing to the tap via the heat exchanger and the temperature of the stored water. Two wet sensors in the supply pipes are responsible for detecting this variance. When such a variance is detected, the hot water pump is activated, which will continue to operate until the tap is closed, allowing the temperature at the two sensors to equalise. At this point, the PCB cuts the signal to the pump.brbrIf space heating is active, a separate heating pump operates in a similar way, although it is controlled by a thermostat in the home, rather than temperature sensors on the supply line and the PCB. The thermostat features six temperature settings across a 24-hour period, showing minimum ambient temperatures for the room. Homeowners can program the thermostat to maintain specific temperatures at specific times of day.brbrGeneral Settings for the ElectraMate 2000br• The pressure regulating valve should operate at 1.5 bar pressure when the unit is at normal operating temperature.br• The pressure setting on the expansion vessel should be set at 1.5 bar pressure when no external pressure is present.br• The store temperature should be 83 degrees centigrade, and is controlled by the PCB.br• No leaks or drips should be present on the boiler, and no water should flow from the expansion valve into the tundish.brbrNote that if the boiler cannot maintain these settings (they are too high, or too low), or if leaks are detected at the expansion valve, a service engineer will be required to repair the fault.brbrContact EasyFlowbrAt EasyFlow, we offer maintenance and repair services for ElectraMate 2000 boilers. We do charge a call out fee to identify faults, and will then submit a full quote for the necessary repairs. If you choose to accept our quote, we will reimburse a portion of the initial callout fee. For more information on charges and set price repair work, see our pricing page. We also offer an annual service package that helps ensure that preventative maintenance takes place, eliminating the need for many repairs. brbrEasyFlow is a Country and Town Limited Service and we provide Gledhill boiler repair and maintenance service in Manchester and Liverpool. brbrIf you need assistance with any hot water heater repairs, to schedule hot water heater maintenance, or to install a new hot water heater, contact EasyFlow on this sitebr