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. 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. 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. There are many sizes for the average combination boiler. 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. With the 24KW boiler, there will be continuous hot water in your home and it can heat up to 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. Do some researches to find the new boiler that will interest you and get all the information you can get about it. Compare the boiler you have chosen with others. Don’t settle for the cheapest boiler and if you need advice, ask an engineer to recommend the best boiler for your home.
Sometimes new gas regulations are implement like changing the new boiler location 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.
It is important to remove sludge and debris from your heating system before installing the new boiler. If you don’t do this, then the warranty on the new boiler could become void.