Having a new boiler installed can be quite a costly undertaking, however it is necessary undertaking so it is important for you ensure not only you choose the right boiler for your requirements but also the right installer to carry out the work. It makes sense to shop around for different quotes however when it comes to choosing someone to install a new boiler it is not always wise to go with the cheapest.
If you already know the brand and type of boiler you would like to be installed then all you have left to do is find a reliable Gas Safe registered engineer to come and install it for you. However if you are don’t even know where to start when it comes to choosing a new boiler then you can always contact our team here at ProTecBoilers and we would be happy to help guide you through the entire process.
Choosing The Right Plumber
You shouldn’t rush into having a boiler installed by the first plumber you speak to; you should do a little research first. There’s bound to be plenty of boiler installers in your area but unfortunately it wont always be the case that they are qualified to carry out the work safely. The first thing you should do when considering a plumber to come and install your boiler is check they are on the Gas Safe register, some plumber may state they are on their own website but this may not always be true. You can check if a plumber is Gas Safe Registered by visiting the gas safe website (https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/) all you need to do is enter the company details and you will be able to verify whether they are in fact Gas Safe Registered. Once you have verified a plumber is Gas Safe Registered then it is also worth checking out online reviews to ensure that they are a reliable company and other customers have been happy with their service.
Questions You Should Consider Asking About A New Boiler Installation
It can be quite an overwhelming process choosing a new boiler as there is so much information to consider and unless you are a qualified plumber it is unlikely that you will know what the right questions are you need to be asking. Here are a few important ones listed below:
- Is the existing gas pipe the right size?
- Where should the condense pipe be fitted?
- Is a combi boiler suitable for my property?
- Should I have individual thermostats installed?
- Is it worth getting smart thermostats?
- What are the benefits of having a magnetic filter installed?
There is no such thing as too much research when it comes to having a new boiler installed so the more information and facts you can gather will aid in your decision massively.
Power flushing is something to be considered when having a new boiler installed. Over the years your current heating system will have built up a fair bit of dirt and gunk, so when you have a new boiler installed the last thing you want realty is to be pumping old dirt and gunk through the new system. It is always worth asking the plumber that you choose to come and install your new boiler if power flushing is a service that they offer as doing this will get your new boiler off to the best possible start.