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. Here then are the things you need to consider before installing 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. 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. Check the person’s gas safe card to ensure that he is someone registered to install boilers.
It is important to know what you new boiler output should be by checking what your current boiler output is. The output is usually printed on the boiler itself, on the case, front panel or underneath. Determining boiler output is important because it determines the boiler size that you need to buy.
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. The average combination boiler comes in many different sizes. The 24 KW boiler is the most popular of all. If you are living in a flat or a small house, then this boiler is ideal for your home. 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. 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. 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.
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 possible, better to install your new boiler in the same location as the old one since it is much cheaper to do so.
Your need boiler needs a condense drain pipe that will 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. There should be a protection from the cold for your boiler so it does not freeze and get damaged.
Before installing your new boiler, it is required that your heating system be flushed out and cleaned to remove sludge and debris. Not doing this will make the warranty for your new boiler void.