If you are planning to install a new boiler to replace your old one, you need to consider some important things before your proceed. 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. And this is the reason why you must contact a local gas safe registered person or company to install the boiler for you. 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. The output is usually printed on the boiler itself, 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 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. If you are living in a flat or a small house, then this boiler is ideal for your home. If you want continuous supply of hot water in your home then get the 24KW boiler; this also can comfortably heat around 10 radiators. 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 are still looking for the best boiler, you need to make a research and gather information about different types of boilers until your find the one that is right for you. It is also good to compare your preferred boiler with other types. 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.
You will need a condense drain pipe for your new boiler to exit into a drain. IF possible the drain should be internet; otherwise, it has to exit on an external drain. 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 Not doing this will make the warranty for your new boiler void.