Equipment Tips for The Average Joe

Considerations when Installing a New Boiler

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.

If you are to follow the law, only a gas safe registered person or company can carry out your new boiler installation, and thus they must have a gas safe card with them whenever they go out for boiler installation. 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. Check the person’s gas safe card to ensure that he is someone registered to install boilers.

When considering a boiler, first check what your existing boiler output is. You can find it printed on the case, front panel or underneath. The boiler size that you need will be decided by the boiler output you need.

If you are planning to extend your property then you need a bigger boiler to cope with the extra demand. You can choose from many sizes of the average combination boiler. 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. You will have 10 liters of hot water every minute with this type of boiler. Your home will need a bigger boiler if 10 liters of hot water per minute is not enough for your needs. 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 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. 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. It is better to have an internal drain but if this is not possible then it can exit to an outside drain. The boiler will surely stop working if it is allowed to freeze so you must protect it from the cold.

Boiler makers recommend that your heating system is flushed out and cleaned to remove any sludge and debris Not doing this will make the warranty for your new boiler void.

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