Boiler Repairs, Servicing & Installations in Glasgow.
A Guide To Boiler Installation
If you need a new boiler then you should consider the different boiler installation options available. Each option will have different levels of work which need to be covered. You will also need to consider the type of boiler you have and the one that you are replacing it with.
Replacing An Old Gas Condensing Combi Boiler With A New One
Replacing a gas condensing combi boiler with a new one in the same place is considered one of the easiest installations. All this will require is the removal of the old boiler and the installation of the new one. However, if you have a very old system then you will need to mechanically flush the heating system. This will involve the flushing of pipes with a pump and will add to the overall costs of the installation.
Replace A Gas Non-Condensing Boiler With A Condensing Boiler
Replace a non-condensing boiler with a condensing boiler is slightly more complicated and will require an inspection before the new boiler is installed. The installer will need to inspect the gas supply to the boiler and the position of the flue. Before the new boiler is installed the flue may need to be removed or replaced.
If the pipes need to be moved this will increase the cost of the installation. If the system is old then it will need to be mechanically flushed. This will add an additional cost to the installation over and above the pipe installation.
Installing A Gas Condensing Boiler In A Different Location
If you want to move the location of your boiler when installing a gas condensing boiler you will be completing complex work. The plumbing work required for this job will include the addition of a condensate drain and the routing of a flue. During this installation, your system will need to be chemically flushed which involves the addition of chemicals to the system to dislodge debris. This is one of the more expensive installations and will take a longer period of time to be completed.
Replacing A Gas Boiler With A Condensing Combi
This is considered the most complicated of boiler installations as the entire system will need to be converted. The installer will have to change the system setup from an open-vented system to a sealed system. Obsolete equipment will also need to be removed including the cold and hot water storage tank or cylinder and the expansion tank. The addition of the condensate drain and re-plumbing will increase the costs of the installation.
It is possible that you will need to have additional pipe work when you complete this installation. The additional piping will increase the already high costs of this installation. You will also have to flush the system and this could be mechanically or chemically.
There are a number of different boiler installations that can be completed and you need to determine which is the right one for you. To determine this you should look at the current boiler you have and how you can improve your heating system through the installation of a new boiler. Before you decide to buy a new boiler, check with the guys at boiler repair glasgow to see what they can do for you.