Whether you’re doing some DIY on your premises or updating your central heating system, you nevertheless still need to look for the correct kind of boiler set up for assembling your project. It’s also beneficial to remember that if you put the task in the hands of the rogue plumber, you risk finding yourself with a boiler that’s not fit for purpose and could finish up costing more than you bargain. Below are a few good tips to remember when considering installing a new boiler in Essex.
Step 1 1. Determine your hot water and heating requirements
In terms of your home’s heating and hot water, you need to determine what your new boiler has to provide. Combi boilers are best choices for small properties, typically with one bathroom and limited space.
Hot water is on demand, meaning there is no requirement for large water cylinders. Modern combination boiler installations can provide as much as 18 litres of heated water per minute. Large properties on the other hand, or properties with low drinking water pressure or power showers need a conventional heat.
Step two 2. Determine the best location
Boiler location is really important. Over time, boilers have transformed considerably with the benefit they can now be installed in areas such as cupboards that have been previously impossible.
Nowadays, both typical systems and combi systems use condensing technology to get the maximum high temperature possible with maximum efficiency. Updating and old typical boiler with a mixture boiler allows you to eliminate the old drinking water tanks which frees up valuable space.
Further, some modern boilers are extremely small enabling these to be wall installed. The most powerful boilers are now much smaller than those of the past and can be concealed inside a cupboard, however you must always consider access for maintenance and provide sufficient ventilation. No matter where you choose to situate your boiler, it must be close to an outside wall for installation of the flue.
Step 3 3. Consider the running costs and energy efficiency
Modern condensers are extremely efficient in terms of energy. The waste gasses are also used to produce heat meaning extremely low wastage and thermal efficiency in the region of around 97-98%. Modern boilers also produce much less emissions from the likes of CO2 and nitrous oxide. Selecting the correct boiler also reduces your carbon footprint with gas savings over the long term.
Step 4 4. Installation considerations
It’s important to choose an appropriately competent and skilled installation professional and ensure they are Corgi registered. It’s important to check the credentials of your plumber – something few homeowners rarely do. In addition to guarantees, the best plumbing companies and heating engineers will give clear impartial advice and free estimates on boiler type and installation.