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Gas Boiler Installation: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering a gas boiler installation, you likely have many questions about the process. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision.

  1. What is a gas boiler and how does it work? A gas boiler is a heating system that uses gas to create heat and hot water for your home. It works by burning gas to heat water, which is then pumped around your home to provide central heating and hot water.

  2. What are the different types of gas boilers? The main types of gas boilers are combi boilers, regular boilers, and system boilers. Combi boilers are the most popular as they provide both heating and hot water in one compact unit.

  3. How long does a gas boiler last? A gas boiler can last between 10-15 years, depending on how well it is maintained and how frequently it is used.

  4. How much does a gas boiler installation cost? The cost of a gas boiler installation can vary depending on the type of boiler, the size of your home, and the complexity of the installation. On average, a gas boiler installation can cost anywhere between £1,500 to £3,000.

  5. Do I need planning permission to install a gas boiler? No, you do not need planning permission to install a gas boiler. However, if you live in a listed building or conservation area, you may need to obtain permission from your local authority.

  6. Can I install a gas boiler myself? No, gas boiler installation must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer who has the necessary qualifications and experience.

  7. How often should I service my gas boiler? It is recommended to service your gas boiler once a year to ensure it is working safely and efficiently.

  8. How can I make my gas boiler more efficient? You can make your gas boiler more efficient by ensuring it is well-maintained, regularly serviced, and by installing a smart thermostat to control your heating more efficiently.

  9. What should I do if my gas boiler breaks down? If your gas boiler breaks down, you should contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to come and assess the problem. Do not attempt to fix the boiler yourself.

  10. Is it worth upgrading to a new gas boiler? If your current gas boiler is over 10 years old, upgrading to a new, more efficient boiler can save you money on your energy bills and improve the overall performance of your heating system.

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