The installation of a central heating system calls for specialist and professional skills related to water, electricity and gas. In the United Kingdom, professionals who specialise in boiler replacement and installation are generally described as heating engineers and they must be Gas Safe registered.
National Installation Companies
Bigger companies in the UK like British Gas are very qualified and efficient. The downside of engaging their services is that they tend to have high overheads. This can get transferred to you in terms of higher prices. They are suitable for industrial type of installations.
Using Local Companies For Boiler Replacement
For residential setting, the more reliable option for boiler installation services is the small, family-run local companies. Besides providing you with a personalised service at affordable and competitive prices. They have the following characteristics:
– They specialise in your local area council/municipal requirements
– Their business comes mainly through happy clients recommendations
– You can easily find them by asking your family members, friends and colleagues at your place of work.
– They are tested and highly recommended professionals.
Get Several Quotes Before Replacing Your Boiler
Before finally picking your boiler installation or replacement service provider, it pays to get at least three quotes from different companies. Carefully confirm that you are only being charged for services you require and there are no extra charges.
Verify/Confirm Some Specifics
Whichever provider you choose, to ensure you receive best service from your boiler for years to come, confirm the following:
– They appear on the Gas Safe Register
– Their public liability insurance
– They can provide references
– Modes of payment
Finally, check on the duration of their manufacturer’s guarantee coverage. Central heating systems are technical and you want the assurance that you can call on them in case of an emergency.