People often find installing a new boiler a big and stressful decision. So a simple guide that can make boiler installation an easy task is going to be discussed below. It will include some important and common considerations beforehand, what happens during the installation and what will be happening after the installation has been completed. For this let us try to understand some key facts about boilers.
There are three common types of boilers. They are the combi boiler, the system boiler and the conventional boiler. The selection of a suitable boiler for your home will be dependent upon important factors like your hot water needs, the availability of a gas connection and how much space is available in your house and what efficiency you would like to have for your boiler.
Important considerations while choosing the right size boiler for a house are discussed below.
What is the water usage in your house?
A large family is likely to need more water than a single occupant one-bedroom apartment. Conventional boilers will be more suitable for higher water demands and combi boilers will be suitable for low water usages. If your house has some space shortage problems, then combi boilers will be more suitable as it does not require a cylinder for hot water.
Installing the boiler?
- Before beginning the work: Your gas safety engineer will check some basic things before getting started. These things include the number of radiators owned by you and the water pressure and number of bathrooms and where the current boiler and flue is positioned.
- On the day: If it is a direct swap, that is changing combi for combi, then it is likely to get finished on the starting day itself. There can be some complications and the installation may get delayed in the cases where you are replacing an old engine or when the boiler type is changed. You may also need some extra time for you to get used to the new controls once they are fitted.
- What is the cost? A boiler installation can be costly and there can be wide variations in the amounts quoted by different companies. It can generally vary from £3,000 to £5,000 and therefore it is better to shop around. The cost of boiler installation is dependent on factors like whether the same type of boiler is installed or whether it Is switching over to a newer model etc. Make sure that you are getting an all-inclusive quote so as to avoid nasty surprises at the end.
- Right documentation: It is required to inform the local authorities when a new boiler installation takes place. They also require a building regulations certificate and a benchmark completion certificate. Make sure whether these requirements are needed in your area or not.
- After installation: Most plumbing companies offer some sort of guarantee for their services. Check this matter before signing the agreement as it can vary depending on the company doing your installation work.
If you fear that your heating engineer has done a poor job, he is obliged to put everything alright and make you satisfied. These are the important factors one needs to know about combi installation in a nutshell.