IF you have an old boiler which is no longer very efficient, then it is time to consider installing a new one. and if you do, there are some things that you need to consider for your new installation. You will find these things below.
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. 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. Determining boiler output is important because it determines the boiler size that you need to buy.
If you are planning to extend your property then you need a bigger boiler to cope with the extra demand. The average combination boiler comes in many different sizes. The most popular is the 24KW. Living in a flat or a small house would need a boiler of that size and capacity. 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. If you want a higher output of hot water, then you need a bigger boiler. 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 buy the cheapest one but ask an engineer for advice on what boiler is best 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.
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 If you don’t do this, then the warranty on the new boiler could become void.