Fitting a new boiler is most of the time a simple one day job
If the new boiler is to be fitted in the same position as the old one.
It will involve more work and more time.
If you are converting to a combination type boiler,
This involves removing the storage tanks and converting the pipework over to work with the combination boiler, so more time is involved.
they are more efficient than the previous models where up to 40% of the heat produced went out of the flue pipe.
If fitting a new boiler to your property there are now a few other things that are advised to be carried out as well.
Also, you will need to have a room thermostat, this is called a central thermostat.
You also need to have a time clock that controls the on and off times for the central heating.
It really should be flushed out before the new boiler is fitted.
But most of the time, it gets flushed once the new boiler if fitted.
When choosing a new boiler there are many to choose from,
Oil boilers and electric models.
Many boilers now have a longer flue option than the previous models,
So they could now be located in the middle of the room if required.
The heating system will be drained down so it’s worth doing.
You could change any valves that may be showing signs of leakage, change the pump for a new efficient one,
If you have a new boiler fitted and six months down the line the pump or a zone valve breakdown.
You have to drain the system down to replace these parts, you are not going to be very happy.
Also when the system is refilled with water, most of the time inhibitor is not added.
Anytime a system is drained inhibitor should always be added on the refill.
The warranty on a new boiler today can be up to 10 years.
If you google lifespan of a boiler and the results show around 8 to 10 years. This I must state all depends on how your new boiler has been looked after.
Most people for some reason have a new boiler fitted,
Get a warranty and think that we don’t have to worry about the boiler.
Inside the installation booklet for the new boiler is a document called a benchmark it’s normally located at the back of the booklet.
Its classed as a legal document and must always be filled in and signed by the installer.
On the opposite page to the benchmark is a service booklet, each time the boiler is serviced this also has to be filled in by the Gas Safe installer and signed.
This is confirmation to the Boilermakers that the boiler has been serviced by a qualified engineer, and should there be a problem they can contact the engineer for further information.
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