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. Make sure that he has his gas safe card with him so you are assured that he is 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. 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. Most people buy the 24 KW boiler which is the most popular of all. This boiler is ideal for those living in a flat or a small house. This type of boiler will give you continuous hot water and will heat around 10 radiators comfortably. The boiler will produce around 10 liters of hot water per minute. If 10 liters of hot water per minute is not enough for your home, then you should consider installing 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. Compare the boiler you have chosen with others. 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.
Sometimes new gas regulations are implement like changing the new boiler location 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.
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. The boiler will surely stop working if it is allowed to freeze so you must protect it from the cold.
Before installing your new boiler, it is required that your heating system be flushed out and cleaned to remove sludge and debris. If you don’t do this, then the warranty on the new boiler could become void.