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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.
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.
Check your current boiler output to know what output your new boiler should have. You can find the boiler output either on the case, the front panel, or underneath the boiler. This will help you decide what boiler size 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. You can choose from many sizes of the average combination boiler. 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. With the 24KW boiler, there will be continuous hot water in your home and it can heat up to 10 radiators comfortably. The boiler will produce around 10 liters of hot water per minute. 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 be tempted to get the cheapest one in the market and if you want to know what is best for your home, you can ask for recommendation from an engineer.
Since there are gas regulation changes over time, the new boiler location may need to be changed from the existing one. 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.
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 must be protected from the cold weather and not allowed to freeze, because if it does, then the boiler will stop working.
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.