The winter the last thing that anyone wants is to be without heating or hot water, especially during the winter. If you are considering whether to install a new boiler or replace an existing one, there are some things you can do to ensure that it all goes smoothly.
Why Combi Boilers?
When it comes to putting in a new or replacement boiler, the popular option is to go with a combination boiler. This type of boiler delivers all the heating and hot water you want without the need for water tanks or cylinders. Since 2005 all new gas boilers have to be condensing boilers. As a result, this makes them very energy efficient.
Installation – What to look out for
When it comes to boiler installation or replacement combi boiler, it is important that you do your research beforehand. To ensure that the installation goes as planned there are some things you need to consider doing.
- Budget for both the boiler and its installation.
- Choose the right combi boiler model for the house.
- If replacing a boiler then go with a similar-sized unit to replace it.
- Use a trusted installer.
- Check for a warranty.
- Test the controls and switches.
Whatever you do, when it comes to installing a combi boiler it is not something you can do yourself. Any installation should be carried out by someone who is a registered Gas Safe engineer. Unless you are one yourself, then you will need the services of a Gas Safe engineer to install the boiler.
The key thing to remember when installing a new or combination boiler is that by planning before you start, the work can go a lot easier.