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. 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 it printed on the case, front panel or underneath. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Otherwise, you can void the warranty of your new boiler.