Buying a new boiler would also mean you have to install it. If you bought your boiler from a professional boiler specialist company, in most probability the boiler installation is already included in the price of the boiler. On the other hand, purchasing the boiler directly from the producer of the unit would in most cases would let you arrange for an independent installation of the boiler.
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.
It is important to consider the type of boiler that will be installed when you start arranging the boiler installation, and this is for the reason that various kinds of boilers have different site limitations. The size of a combi boiler type is small enough to be accommodated in most houses, while the open vent type will need enough area for cold water storage and for the 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. If you plan to replace your old boiler, it is better to place your new one in the same location as the old boiler since the right water pipes are already in place, and you do not have to do other things that will make you spend additional money, thus this is the most cost effective way to do.
Be aware that removing your old boiler before installing the new one will affect the hot water supply in your household for some time although not more than a day to disturb your daily routine. 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.