New Boiler Installation: 3 Things You Need to Confirm from an Expert

Just because somebody or a maintenance company has suggested a boiler replacement, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go through with it. While it may be alright to leave those issues to the plumber you have picked, it’s wise to obtain a second opinion. Nevertheless, having your old boiler replaced with a more efficient new boiler installation. It may not be a straight forward process. It makes great sense to know the kind of considerations and questions to ask your plumber.

New boiler installation in Hampstead NW3 North London

A recent Vaillant boiler installation I carried out in Hampstead NW3 North London

New Boiler Installation: Suitability

You will not be happy to find yourself burdened with a boiler that requires costly replacement parts or one that is unreliable. The most suitable boiler for your house will be dependent on the number of bathrooms you have and the number of house occupants.

Your suppliers or plumber ought to guide you on boiler efficiency rating. Something you could also verify on the efficiency database of the boiler. Let them guide you on the best option considering your circumstances. All modern boilers are condensing boilers although you can get different types like combination and conventional. Currently in the UK, the most popular boiler is the combination (combi) boiler.

Confirm the Plumber’s Registration

Ask your plumber or installer if they are OFTEC or Gas Safe registered and confirm that their registration is current with the relevant bodies. You will certainly not want to have somebody who is not certified in installing boilers or someone who is not well versed with the latest requirements on boiler installation safety doing the work for you.

Ask about Product Warranty

Inquire whether the product has any type of guarantees, especially on the plumbing and pipework. Additionally, find out the specifics that are covered by the warranties.

Reference Sources

Tips for Choosing the Right Combi Boiler Installer, Home Advice Guide

Boiler and Central Heating Tips, British Gas

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