Installing a new boiler can seem relatively simple, especially if you are going for a like-for-like replacement. However, it’s not as simple as simply ripping one out and replacing it with a newer model in your Wirral home. There are actually several different stages and processes you should go through, regardless of the boiler you are installing.
Here’s a brief rundown of those different stages.
Stage #1: Discussing Your Options with an Experienced Heating Engineer
It’s easy to choose the wrong boiler type, installation location, or even the wrong model of the boiler if you don’t know what you’re doing. This is why the first stage of installing a new boiler should always be discussing your options with an experienced heating engineer.
During this discussion, they will ask about your property size, heating requirements, hot water usage, and more. With that information, they can recommend the best boiler type for your needs and discuss the pros and cons of the best boiler location for your specific home.
Stage #2: Choosing Your New Boiler
Once you have a better understanding of the different types of boilers and what will work best in your home, it’s time to choose your new boiler.
This stage is all about choosing the right model for your needs. The boiler you choose should be the right size for your property, as well as being able to meet your hot water and heating demands.
Once again, it’s not a bad idea to consult an experienced heating engineer and carry out your own research to ensure you’re comfortable with your decision.
Stage #3: Preparing for Installation
Once you have chosen your new boiler, the next stage is preparing for installation. This usually involves booking a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out the work. At this point, you must go out and get quotes from different engineers to find indicative prices. Remember, the cheapest isn’t always the best. You should factor in experience, reviews, and customer service when making your decision.
It would help if you also started preparing your home for the installation itself. This might involve moving furniture, removing carpets, or anything else that might get in the way.
Stage #4: The Installation Process
When installation day arrives, the engineer should present their Gas Safe Register ID card and registration number. They should also carry out a series of safety checks before starting work.
Once they’re happy to proceed, the installation process will begin. This usually starts with removing your old boiler and disposing of it safely. The engineer will then install your new boiler, connecting it to the gas supply, water pipes, and any other required pipes and wires.
Once that’s done, they will carry out a series of tests to ensure everything is working as it should be. These tests usually include igniting the boiler, checking the water pressure, balancing and bleeding radiators, and ensuring there are no leaks.
Stage #5: New Product Demonstration
Once your new boiler has been installed, your heating engineer should walk you through how to use it. This includes things like lighting the pilot light (if applicable), setting the thermostat, and using the hot water controls.
Be sure to take note of your new boiler’s features and ask questions while you have the heating engineer present. This will help you to use your new heating system effectively and efficiently while in the presence of an expert.
Stage #6: Post-Installation Aftercare and Maintenance
After your boiler is installed, your heating engineer should provide you with a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate which confirms the unit has been installed safely.
You’ll also need to register the installation of your boiler with the manufacturer to validate the warranty. Most manufacturers request that this happens within 30 days of installation, and you’ll need to stick to a schedule of annual boiler services to ensure the warranty remains valid.
Speak to Wirral Plumbers Today Regarding Your New Boiler Installation
Whether you need a combi boiler, a system boiler, or even a new electric boiler, here at Wirral Plumbers, we can advise you on the best model for your property and carry out the installation process from start to finish, ensuring everything is done correctly and safely.