IF you have an old boiler which is no longer very efficient, then it is time to consider installing a new one. and if you do, there are some things that you need to consider for your new installation. 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. And this is the reason why you must contact a local gas safe registered person or company to install the boiler 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 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 house, then there will be a bigger demand for heating which means that you need to install a bigger boiler. There are many sizes for the average combination boiler. 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. With the 24KW boiler, there will be continuous hot water in your home and it can heat up to 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. Do some researches to find the new boiler that will interest you and get all the information you can get about it. 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.
Since there are gas regulation changes over time, the new boiler location may need to be changed from the existing one. 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.
You will need a condense drain pipe for your new boiler 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 If you don’t do this, then the warranty on the new boiler could become void.