There’s never a good time for your Wirral home’s boiler to break down. Many homeowners only think about their boilers when it’s time for an urgent boiler replacement. Unfortunately, this approach comes with a lot of stress and leaves you with little time to make an informed decision.
So what’s the first thing you should do when your boiler breaks down?
Below we have set out a simple guide to the boiler installation process. We’ll look at the different types of boilers, what to expect during your boiler installation, and how to choose an excellent boiler installation company in Wirral.
What are the Different Types of Wirral Boilers?
There are three main types of boiler systems that Wirral homeowners can choose from. You can choose between conventional, system and combi boilers. There are other types of boiler, but these three are by far the most prevalent in the UK.
Conventional boilers are traditional boilers that are found in most older Wirral homes. These boilers need a lot more space as they use a hot water tank or cylinder to store gallons of water. Larger families with higher hot water demands are best suited to conventional boilers as hot water is readily available.
However, conventional boilers heat water even when you don’t need them to, leading to higher energy bills and wastage.
System boilers are similar to conventional boilers, as water is heated in hot water cylinders. But system boilers can work significantly faster than traditional boilers, as more heating components are built into the boiler system.
They are ideal for families with multiple bathrooms, as water can be heated significantly faster, and they do not require storage for an additional cold water tank.
Combi boilers, on the other hand, heat water directly from the water mains, on-demand. Wirral homeowners with limited space are making the shift to combi boilers, as they don’t need any hot or cold water tanks, which means no wasted cupboard space. More than half of all new boiler installations in the UK are for combi boilers, as they are often the most efficient heating solution in modern homes.
What Should You Expect During Your Wirral Boiler Installation Process?
Installing a new boiler in Wirral doesn’t have to be complicated. Generally, your boiler installation process will include:
1. A Site Inspection
Your boiler installation will start with a site inspection by your registered Gas Safe engineer. They will consider your property’s water pressure, where your boiler and flue are currently positioned, and how many radiators and bathrooms you have. The inspection is essential as your engineer needs to be familiar with your property in order to plan and perform your boiler installation correctly.
2. A Credentials Check
Before your gas engineer installs your new boiler, you must ask them for their Gas Safe Certificate (usually in the form of an ID card). All gas engineers in the UK must be registered and comply with the building regulations and Gas Safe rules. If your chosen gas engineer can’t present the necessary proof and they are not listed on the official list of Gas Safe engineers, you should not allow them to do any gas related work on your property.
3. A Straightforward Installation
Depending on the type of boiler you have chosen, it could take your gas engineer roughly one full day to complete your boiler installation. If there are any delays that may prolong your installation, your engineer will inform you ahead of time or as issues arise.
Once the installation is complete, your gas engineer will give you a Building Regulations Certificate and a Benchmark Certificate to prove that they have complied with all the legal installation requirements. Your gas engineer will also walk you through your new boiler controls and answer any questions you might have.
Why Choose Wirral Plumbers for Your Wirral Boiler Installation Needs?
A professional heating engineer in Wirral will simplify the boiler installation process for you. They will come prepared with all of the necessary equipment and cover the floors to protect them from damage. Although you can expect some mess, your gas engineer will always do their utmost to leave your boiler site as clean as they found it.
At Wirral Plumbers, we have seen the best and worst in boiler installations. We know of clients who have had to waste their time and money rectifying poor Wirral boiler installations carried out by unregistered companies. To prevent this from happening to you, choose a professional outfit with a proven track record.
Wirral Plumbers has more than 20 years of experience in heating and plumbing services. We have helped commercial and residential clients all across Wirral, Chester, Liverpool and the wider UK with boiler installation and can do the same for you.