A high quality boiler can dramatically improve the standard of living in your house and make your life very easy. A boiler is a common household appliance that’s used for heating up water and maintaining the temperature inside the house. If you don’t have a boiler in the house, the British winters will prove to be incredibly tough for you.
Thankfully, boilers are relatively cheap (if you make the right choice) and are also incredibly easy to maintain. However, they do require attention from time to time, and you will need to carry out regular maintenance if you want your boiler to function normally.
Unfortunately, most people don’t really pay attention to maintenance or repairs at all. The boilers are left shut for most of the summers, and are only turned on as the first chills of the winter are felt. Even the best of boilers are likely to buckle under the pressure.
Like any machine, your boiler also requires regular servicing and maintenance if you want it to continue running smoothly. MakeWarm boilers are some of the best in the business, and are quite reliable. Here are a few tips on installing a new boiler in the house.
Do You Really Need to Upgrade?
One of the first questions that you need to ask yourself is whether you actually need to upgrade your boiler or not. Usually, you should change your boiler after every five to six years. Boilers tend to lose efficiency with time, so within five to six years, you can imagine that your old boiler is likely to be quite inefficient. Upgrading the boiler will lead to a major reduction in your utility expense.
Most of the new condensing boilers that are available nowadays come with an “A” rating, which means they are more than 90% efficient. You can get a basic inspection done by a heating engineer to get a better idea about the efficiency of your boiler and whether an upgrade is due or not. Of course, if your boiler is causing a lot of issues, you should start thinking about getting it changed anyway.
Selecting a New Boiler
The first issue that you will face is related to selecting a new boiler for your house. Depending upon the number of people living in the house and the amount of water that’s generally used in the house, the size and type of boiler you choose will vary. When it comes to selecting the right-sized boiler for your house, it’s best to contact a company that specialises in installing and maintaining boilers and heating systems. They will be able to recommend you the best models currently available today so that you can make an informed decision.
Installing a boiler is not an easy task by any means, and it’s highly recommended that you call in a professional for this. There are complex connections that need to be made, something that most people really have any knowledge about.