Questions You Should Always Ask About Boiler Installation Before Buying

Questions You Should Always Ask About Boiler Installation Before Buying

As a new boiler installation can be expensive and we have vague knowledge in that area we trust that our heating engineer will recommend the right brand of boiler for your property. However, some engineers are incentivised to install certain boilers and therefore it is best to plan out and talk it all through with your engineer, so you know what you are going for and get the best boiler for your household.

Questions to ask yourself

Going into the conversation with your boiler installation engineer its important you know what your properties heating, and hot water requirements are, so you can get a boiler that meets your heating needs. To help work out your heating requirements, here are a few questions to think about:

To tell your boiler installation engineer all about your heating and hot water requirements in detail here a few questions to think about:

How do you use your hot water? – do you regularly need hot water from more than one tap at once.

Do your hot water requirements change throughout the year? – for example do you have family or friends stay over at Christmas as this will increase your boiler usage.

Are you planning any home improvements? – this is so these new plans will be covered by the same boiler.

Are you having any problems with your boiler at the moment? – make sure the new boiler can cover these areas and stop any problems from occurring again.

What brand of boiler do you want? – search comparison sites and read up on different boiler brands to get an idea of what you want from your new boiler and compare against their specs to see if they match your needs.

Questions to ask the gas safe registered engineer

Boiler installation can be confusing making it vital you ask the right questions to your gas safe registered engineer, so you fully understand what you are paying for before any work starts.

We know it can be difficult to think of what questions to ask so here are a few to get you started:

  • Will you provide a heat loss calculation or an EDR connected load calculation to size my new boiler?
  • Will you be installing a low water cut off device? Why or why not?
  • Are you going to be insulating the pipes on my new boiler? If so, what type of insulation will you install?
  • Will you be commissioning the new boiler with proper chemicals to remove production oils, dirt, sludge, flux residues, pipe dope, etc.?
  • Is there a warranty for the systems parts and labour unconditionally for 1 year or more?

Boiler Installation North East

If you’re planning a new boiler installation or replacement and live in Newcastle or the North East check out CP12 Energy and get in touch for quote or to book a visit from one of our gas safe registered engineers with experience and expert knowledge around boilers.