Buying a new boiler would also mean you have to install it. The installation cost of your boiler has in most probability been included in the price of your new boiler if you bought it from a professional company specializing in boilers. However, if you bought it directly from a manufacturer of the boiler, greater scenario would be that you have to arrange an independent installation of your new unit.
One of the things you have to find out when you are looking for an independent engineer who would install your new boiler, is if the professional is properly accredited before letting him start on your boiler. If it so happens that the engineer who installed your boiler is not qualified, there is a possibility that the unit will not run as efficiently as it is designed to be, not to mention the hazard of the gas that will come out which would be very dangerous. The first thing that an expert installer will do is to visit your house and make an evaluation of the site where the boiler will be installed, and when he comes back to install, he will bring the necessary equipment to fit the boiler to the area.
The first consideration you need to know when you make an arrangement of the boiler installation is the kind of boiler that will be installed, and this is because different kinds of boilers will have various kinds of limitations of the site where they will be installed. The size of combi boilers are small enough to be placed in most dwellings, while an open vent boiler, with its two separate water tanks, will need enough space for the tank for cold water storage and for the other tank for storage of heated water. Also, the location of a combi boiler system is generally close to the water’s main source for heating, while an open vent boiler system is necessarily be located as close to the tanks in order for the efficiency to be maximized. It is most cost effective for you to install the new boiler to the place where the old boiler is located since the water pipes are already positioned in that place, and you avoid doing other works that will make you spend additional money.
Take note that in order to avoid interruption of your hot water supply in the household, do not remove your old boiler before installing the new one, and in this case you will have to make a little sacrifice within the day. After installation is done, the installation engineer has to brief you with the necessary safety checks before starting and using your new boiler so that safety is ensured and efficiency of the system is assured.