Rated 5 out of 5Â by kenjaja Excellent Immersion Heater
I bought this to replace an immersion heater which had developed a problem with the thermostat. The old heater had been in regular use for quite a while so I decided to replace the whole thing rather than just the stat. The immersion heater is our sole source of hot water so long life & reliability are priorities.
This is much like most other immersion heaters in that it is easy to install. It works as expected and does its job well. The difference is that titanium should not acquire a build-up of calcium carbonate. This should give it a longer life and keep it efficient throughout that life.
The extra cost of the titanium heater compared to the Incoloy has to be worth it ffor the efficiency (hopefully) long life and peace of mind.
I would recommend this for everyone in a hard water area and who uses their immersion heater a lot. If your immersion heater is only a back-up then an Incoloy should be OK
20 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by stevan water heat
you only get what you pay for , this product is worth every penny
26 Jun 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Edgar Titanium immersion
I bought this as I am in a semi hard water area, once you can undo the old immersion fitting the new one is simple.
18 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Andy38 Thermostat broke at 6 months
Gave this particular immersion heater a go as it is specifically for hard water. After 6 months of intermittent use the thermostat started tripping the reset switch.
Went to Screwfix, was advised to buy a new one, fit that and bring the old one back in for a no quibble refund.
Bought a new one and as a test put that thermostat into the existing immersion heater and it worked fine over a test period of a few days - so definately a thermostat problem and nothing wrong with the element.
Anyway, I took out the old one, installed the new one and its up and running fine.
Took the old one back to Screwfix and was duly refunded.
The one I took back had only a slight build up of calcium on it from six months, I estimate this immersion heater should give good service for a few years (the thermostat notwithstanding); and if I get three or more years out of it, then I'll buy the same again.
25 Mar 2014