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Your Ultimate Guide to Boiler Installation in the UK

Are you considering a new boiler installation but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, Plumbing Angels are here to guide you through the process step by step.

Why do you need a new boiler?

Firstly, you may need a new boiler if your current one is over 10-15 years old or is no longer functioning efficiently. A new boiler can provide improved heating and hot water performance, reduce your energy bills and lower your carbon footprint. Additionally, replacing an old or faulty boiler can prevent potential safety hazards such as gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Choosing the right boiler

Before starting the installation process, you’ll need to choose the right boiler for your home. Consider factors such as the size of your property, number of radiators, and hot water demand. There are three main types of boilers: combi, system, and regular. Combi boilers are suitable for smaller properties with low hot water demand, while system and regular boilers are more suitable for larger properties.

Getting a quote and booking an installation

Once you’ve decided on the type of boiler you need, it’s time to get a quote from a Gas Safe registered engineer. You can find a qualified engineer on the Gas Safe Register website or through your boiler manufacturer. A qualified engineer will assess your property and recommend the best boiler for your needs.

Once you have your quote, you can book an installation date that’s convenient for you. During the installation, the engineer will remove your old boiler and fit the new one. They will also install any additional components such as a thermostat or new pipework.

After the installation

After the installation, the engineer will test the boiler to ensure it’s functioning correctly and safely. They will also provide you with the necessary documentation, including a Gas Safe certificate, which is required by law. The certificate confirms that the installation has been carried out by a qualified engineer and that the boiler is safe to use.

In summary, a boiler installation can seem daunting, but it’s a straightforward process when done by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. Choosing the right boiler for your needs, getting a quote, and booking an installation date is all part of the process. Once the installation is complete, you can enjoy improved heating and hot water performance, lower energy bills, and the peace of mind that comes with a safe and efficient boiler. If you need any further information or advice, don’t hesitate to contact Plumbing Angels. We’re always happy to help!

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