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.
Since the law requires only gas safe registered individuals and companies to work on gas appliances, then they must has their gas safe card with them at all times. So if you are going to install your new boiler, better call a gas safe registered person or company to do the installation for you. Make sure that he has his gas safe card with him so you are assured that he is registered to install boilers.
It is important to know what you new boiler output should be by checking what your current boiler output is. You can find the boiler output either on the case, the front panel, or underneath the boiler. The boiler size that you need will be decided by the boiler output 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. The most popular is the 24KW. This boiler is ideal for those living in a flat or a small house. This type of boiler will give you continuous hot water and will heat around 10 radiators comfortably. The boiler will produce around 10 liters of hot water per minute. 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. Then compare it with other boilers. Don’t settle for the cheapest boiler and if you need advice, ask an engineer to recommend the best boiler for your home.
Since there are gas regulation changes over time, the new boiler location may need to be changed from the existing one. If it is possible, simply install your new boiler in exactly the same location as your old one since this makes the installation cost lower.
The new boiler needs a condense drain pipe which has to 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. There should be a protection from the cold for your boiler so it does not freeze and get damaged.
Boiler makers recommend that your heating system is flushed out and cleaned to remove any sludge and debris Otherwise, you can void the warranty of your new boiler.