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Considerations when Installing a New Boiler
If you are planning to install a new boiler to replace your old one, you need to consider some important things before your proceed. Below are some tips to consider when before you install your new boiler.
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. It is important then to contact a local gas safe registered person or company to do the installation of your new boiler in your home. 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.
It is important to know what you new boiler output should be by checking what your current boiler output is. You can find it printed on the case, front panel or underneath. The boiler size that you need will be decided by the boiler output 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. 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. If 10 liters of hot water per minute is not enough for your home, then you should consider installing a bigger boiler. Do some researches to find the new boiler that will interest you and get all the information you can get about it. Then compare it with other boilers. Don’t buy the cheapest one but ask an engineer for advice on what boiler is best 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. But, if possible, better to install your new boiler in the same location as the old one since it is much cheaper to do so.
Your need boiler needs a condense drain pipe that will 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.