Learn all about boiler installation
Boiler installation may seem to be a simple task. However, many important things have to be taken into consideration before and after boiler installation. The most commonly used boilers are either gas operated or electric. Gas boilers are a preferred choice in all areas which have a regular supply of natural gas and are connected to the national grid.
Electric boilers are only preferred at locations where there is no gas supply. Installation, maintenance, and repair of gas boilers are sensitive because they involve natural gas and carbon monoxide. Both of which are toxic gasses while natural gas is also inflammable.
Whether it is Boiler Installation Shropshire or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, they are governed by numerous regulations about safety, many of which are statutory requirements.
Procedure for Boiler Installation Shropshire
Installing a new boiler involves several steps. The complexity of the process depends on several factors such as whether you are replacing an existing boiler with the same type or a different kind of boiler. Installing a boiler for the first time may be more labour intensive than replacement.
Removal of your old boiler
Before a gas safe registered engineer begins installing a new boiler, he will have to remove the existing one. If you are simply replacing your existing boiler with the same type, the engineer may not have to replace the piping and other accessories.
That however depends on their condition. If the installations are very old and have issues like corrosion, he might have to replace the entire setup. The entire supply network to your bathrooms, kitchen and central heating system should be checked to ensure everything is in the right condition.
Installation of your new boiler
Once the existing boiler has been removed, the engineer will start installing your new boiler and your pipework if required. The installation time will vary depending on the type of boiler you are installing.
Once the installation is complete, the engineer will carry out a test run to ensure that everything is working properly and there are no leakages. This may include checking everything from leakages to your Underfloor Heating Shropshire.
Introducing you to your new boiler
Once the installation is complete, the engineer should introduce your new boiler to you. He should guide you through the entire process including boiler controls, safety tips, firing the boiler, turning it off, etc. You should ideally ask all the questions you have in mind and you should give safety the top priority.
After the installation
Once your boiler has been installed and checked, you should receive a building regulations compliance certificate from the engineer. This certificate confirms that the boiler has been fitted safely and also validates your boiler warrant. The requirement is valid for every region in the UK including Boiler Installation Shropshire.
Requirements for boiler installation
Boiler installation is not a DIY task. Moreover, it is a statutory requirement that all gas appliances including boilers should only be installed by engineers who are registered as gas safe. Sometimes the only thing you need to install a new boiler is to hire a gas safe engineer.
The engineer will himself advise you regarding the best boiler for your requirements and also get it for you. If however, you decide to get the boiler yourself, you will still have to get it installed by a gas-safe registered engineer.
Regulations about boiler installation
Numerous building regulations about boiler installation have to be complied with. The list is a long one. Some of them include:
- Boiler installation location.
- Location of the flue.
- Gas pipe sizes.
- Efficiency rating of the boiler.
- Carbon monoxide detectors and alarm systems.
There are countless building regulations that have to be followed and this is why it is way better to hire a professional and let him worry about the regulations. All you need is the compliance certificate.
How much time does boiler installation take?
Depending on the complexity of the installation, it might take 1 to 3 days for your boiler to come in running condition.
Am I eligible for installing my boiler?
You can only do the installation yourself if you are a Gas Safe registered heating engineer.
What’s the recommended boiler size?
The gas engineer should be able to roughly estimate your water requirement and suggest you a more suitable size depending on your usage, size of your home, radiators, etc.