To be or not to be

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To be or not to be

Post  PCIII_owner on Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:37 am

Mike,

I purchased my flat about 2 years ago and within 4 months the hot water stopped working, I called Gledhill (the listed name on my unit) and was advised that all of the engineers were out on jobs and since I did not have a contract it would be days before they could send someone out...fortunately I stumbled upon your site and after a short chat you visited my flat and repaired the unit (failed element) exactly as described.

At first I felt relieved that there was at least one person in England who actually knew how to fix my Pulsa Coil III if the need arose but to cover future recurrences of the issues I faced in finding a qualified repair man I took out a home insurance policy specifically to cover me for potentailly expensive repairs to the unit and the difficulties in finding the right repair man.

Everything appeared fine with this strategy until the Pulsa Coil III stopped working about three days ago. About half a dozen calls and three repair specialists later I have been referred back to Gledhill with a note from my insurer sating that I should pay the fixed call out fee and then submit it for reimbursement.

Whilst I have no problems with this, the recent runaround has left me wondering whether my Pulsa Coil III is due to retire and more importantly whether it is the right water heater for me. I have spent the last three hours on the web looking at various types of units and am no closer to divining whether it is better to keep this unit or simply dump it and start again, and if so with what.

So a few questions to assist in deceiding:

1. Should owners of a Pulsa Coil establish a maintenance contract or arrange for periodic maintenance checks and if so, is a contract better or a periodic service. If its a periodic service, how often, and who would you recommend for someone living in the Battersea area

2. What is the expected lifetime of a Pulsa Coil III - mine was commissioned in 1999

3. If it is time to replace my unit, should I buy an upgraded version of the Pulsa Coil III or something else - if so what (its a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom flat) ?

Lots of questions and I'd like to hear what others think


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Answers to your questions

Post  sunny.sahdev on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:40 am

1. A health check is advised, you can push this to 2 years.

2. Around 15 years I would say but I have seen some go as early as 6 years

3. BP system. You can get more information on it through the links listed below:
Pulsacoil BP
Pulsacoil BP Manual
Pulsacoil Replacement

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