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Getting a new boiler installed can be a big and expensive undertaking. No one wants to go through all the expense and hassle to wind up with substandard work. Therefore, if you’re getting a new boiler installed for the first time, there are some things you need to consider. Here are some new boiler installation tips for beginners.
Avoid DIY Installation – get your boiler installed
Installing a new boiler as a DIY project is a pretty risky business for several reasons. First, boiler installation is very technical and requires a high level of expertise.
DIY installations by novices can end up with leaks and substandard performances (even deadly hazards!). Additionally, the installation needs to be certified by a registered professional- a difficult feat if you’ve already gone ahead and done the installation yourself.
There are also legal consequences as, by law, only a competent individual should install a boiler.
Choosing a Boiler
It is therefore in your best interest to hire a certified technician to install your new boiler. But even if you are using the services of an expert, you need to bear a few things in mind.
One of them is the type of boiler you need. Most boilers fall in one of three categories, a regular boiler, a system boiler, or a combination boiler.
Some people lean towards combination boilers which are relatively easy to install and quite efficient. Your gas technician can help you decide which type of boiler is best for you.
Another factor to contemplate when preparing to have a new boiler installed is the needs of your building. A larger building with more bathrooms will require a more powerful boiler than a small building with one bathroom. If the building has a higher demand, then a boiler with greater capacity will be needed.
If you are able to control the timing of your new installation, go for the summer months. During these months, you are less likely to miss your hot water supply as you wait for the new boiler to be installed.
If the old boiler is still in place, it needs to be removed. Water flow must first be measured to ensure that the pipes that will be used can handle the pressure. The gas engineer will also need to know how many radiators and bathrooms you have. An assessment of the location to be used for installation will also be necessary.
Be sure to discuss the guarantee you will receive with your boiler installation before any work begins. Different installers may offer different types (and lengths) of guarantees. Be sure to find out about this before hiring a technician.
Post Installation Checks
Once the new boiler is successfully mounted, it is time to connect it to the electrical system. The final step should be a test run that allows the technician to see how well the new boiler functions. Of course, your guarantee should protect you from boiler issues for some time after installation.
Undoubtedly, you want quality installation for your new boiler. If your technician pays close attention to the factors outlined here, you can be confident that the installation of your new boiler is in keeping with industry standards.
Would a new boiler help save money this winter? It is definitely worth considering as new boilers are usually much more energy efficient.
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