There are many things to consider before investing in a new boiler. Thought should be given to your boiler size, the boiler installation company, and even how you’ll dispose of your existing boiler.
Boiler disposal is the last thing on most Wirral homeowners’ minds when replacing their old or broken boilers. However, disposing of an old boiler can be harder than expected. Old boilers can be hazardous to the environment and should be disposed of correctly and safely.
So, how can you get rid of your old boiler when you decide it’s time to upgrade?
How To Correctly Dispose of an Old Boiler
To remove and dispose of your old boiler, you will first have to choose a new boiler and then find an accredited installation company to take the old one away with them.
Thus, somewhat ironically, the boiler disposal process starts with choosing a new boiler. The boiler you choose must be the correct size, meet your family’s needs, and should be installed in the correct location.
Wirral homeowners can choose from conventional, system, and combi boilers. Today, most homeowners choose to invest in combi boiler installations since they are a space-saving, efficient, and most importantly, effective heating solution. Whichever boiler brand or type you choose, it’s important to make the right decision as your boiler could stay with your family for up to 15 years.
The next step is to choose the right boiler installation company. According to UK law, only Gas Safe registered engineers can perform gas-related work in your home. So make sure to choose an accredited Gas Safe boiler installation company that will assess your property, choose the right boiler location, and offer to dispose of your old boiler correctly.
The boiler installation company can then remove your older boiler and take it away with them.
Can You Recycle Your Old Boiler?
Sadly, you cannot sell your older boiler as it’s not safe to do so. You can, however, recycle your radiators if you’re upgrading them at the same time. Depending on the condition of your radiators, you can also reuse and repurpose them for your home’s central heating system. Column style radiators are the most commonly recycled.
Another option is to sell your old radiators. You could advertise on local online marketplaces or social media platforms. Before selling your old radiators, it’s important to drain any residual water and debris from them.
Faulty radiators, on the other hand, can be recycled at your local recycling centre. To avoid disappointment, it’s essential to call them in advance to check that they currently accept radiators.
Why Choose Wirral Plumbers for Your Boiler Needs?
The company you choose is a crucial part of your boiler installation and disposal process. An unaccredited boiler installation company could put your family’s safety at risk and cost you more in the long run through costly repairs. To prevent unnecessary boiler-related costs, you should choose the right boiler installation company the first time around.
Wirral Plumbers is a Gas Safe registered installation company. We have over 20 years’ experience and provide high-quality central heating and plumbing services to residential and commercial properties in Wirral, Chester and across the UK.
So if you’re looking for a boiler installation company that can take care of every aspect of your boiler installation and disposal, we can help. Get in touch with us today, and one of our experienced team members will get you started with an obligation-free quote.