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. You will find these things below.
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. And this is the reason why you must contact a local gas safe registered person or company to install the boiler for you. Be sure to check if the person you are hiring is registered to install boilers and you can do so by checking his gas safe card.
When considering a boiler, first check what your existing boiler output is. 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 planning to extend your property then you need a bigger boiler to cope with the extra demand. There are many sizes for the average combination boiler. The 24 KW boiler is the most popular of all. Living in a flat or a small house would need a boiler of that size and capacity. If you want continuous supply of hot water in your home then get the 24KW boiler; this also can comfortably heat around 10 radiators. You will have 10 liters of hot water every minute with this type of boiler. 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. 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.
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. If it is possible, simply install your new boiler in exactly the same location as your old one since this makes the installation cost lower.
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. 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 Otherwise, you can void the warranty of your new boiler.