There are a few things to consider if you have decided to have a new boiler installed because your current boiler is old and no longer as efficient as it used to be. Below are some tips to consider when before you install your new boiler.
The law says that only gas safe registered people or companies can work on gas appliances and must carry their gas safe card with them all the time. It is important then to contact a local gas safe registered person or company to do the installation of your new boiler in your home. Make sure that he has his gas safe card with him so you are assured that he is registered to install boilers.
When considering a boiler, first check what your existing boiler output is. You can find the boiler output either on the case, the front panel, or underneath the boiler. This will help you decide what boiler size you need.
If you are expanding your home, then a bigger boiler is needed to cope with the extra demand. The average combination boiler comes in many different sizes. Most people buy the 24 KW boiler which is the most popular of all. Living in a flat or a small house would need a boiler of that size and capacity. This type of boiler will give you continuous hot water and will heat around 10 radiators comfortably. Per minute, this type of boiler will produce 10 liters of hot water. If you want a higher output of hot water, then you need a bigger boiler. If you do your research about the different types of boilers, then you will be able to find the right one for your home. It is also good to compare your preferred boiler with other types. Don’t buy the cheapest one but ask an engineer for advice on what boiler is best for your home.
The new boiler may need to be placed in a different location from the existing one since there are gas regulations that change over time. But if you want to keep the installation cost down, then it is better if possible to install the new boiler in the same location as the old one.
Your need boiler needs a condense drain pipe that will exit into a drain. While it is best to have an internal drain, an external drain will do if an internal one is not possible. The boiler must be protected from the cold weather and not allowed to freeze, because if it does, then the boiler will stop working.
It is important to remove sludge and debris from your heating system before installing the new boiler. Not doing this will make the warranty for your new boiler void.