Installing a New Boiler

Published on: 15:28 23rd November 2012

No amateur should install a boiler without the help of someone who knows what he or she is doing. Doing so can result in a disaster of huge proportions. It is important that you pay careful attention to each step you are required to follow in order to avoid complications later on. Challenges will occur during boiler installation regardless of how good you are at mechanical stuff so it is important for you to be well prepared.

One of the challenges that come with boiler installation is the type of boiler that would best be suited to your home. You can get a boiler straight from the manufacture but that requires you to have knowledge of what you want in the first place. If you have no idea of what you want installed, then it is best to contact a boiler supplier and installation service who will suggest the best option for your home.

Once you have obtained the boiler that you need then you need to find an expert to install it for you. If you got your boiler from a manufacturer, then you will need to contact a professional who is familiar with the kind that you have to do it for you. Alternatively, if you contacted a boiler supplier, you will get access to their professional installing experts who will do the job for you at an additional fee. All boiler installation experts have to be fully registered and certified under the necessary regulator gas body.

Another challenge that you will encounter during the installation process is planning hurdles. There are times when planning permission is need when you are installing a new boiler. This permission may also be needed if you have a worn out or very old. Such hurdles are usually encountered if you live in a listed home or building. You therefore need to find out if this situation applies to you before you proceed with installing your boiler.

An additional challenge is posed if you have an old heating system within your home. In such cases, you will need to purchase a mechanical flush that may not come very cheap. This flush is however very necessary for the removal of all debris within the pipes. The flushing process involves the use of chemicals passed through the pipe using an external pump to get rid of the debris within.

All modern boilers are required to be of the condensing model. This is because these models have a higher efficiency thus leading to low heating costs as well as less negative impact on the environment. Unfortunately, there are times when installing a condensing boiler model is just not possible and this is where the challenge comes in. In such situations you will be required to get a certification from a professional engineer to enable you get a new non-condensing model. Without this certification, you will not have a boiler in your home.

Other challenges that you may encounter include the need for a proper thermostat, as well as a complete overhaul of your whole system if you need a sealed boiler. These challenges therefore will need the help of a professional expert to enable a successful boiler installation.

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