The major A’s to consider before a combi or a gas boiler installation

When it is time to consider a combi boiler replacement or install a new gas boiler, the cost may be less of a factor. Before you make a tragic mistake and call a technician to perform boiler installation services you need to ask the right questions. Here are five A’s to make it easier for you to tell when to call to get repair services or consider a total boiler replacement.

Does the age matter?

Age is not just a number when it comes to combi boiler replacement or getting a new gas unit. Did you know all boilers are eventually replaced? Age can affect how efficiently your unit runs. The older a unit is, it may have a lower efficiency rating. Thanks to new regulations, boiler installation services may be needed if your boiler is more than 15 years old or performs at less than 87 per cent efficiency.

Should you ask about the pilot light?

Did you know not all boilers have a pilot light? Combi boilers rely on water pressure and they may not have a pilot light that needs replacement. The problem may lie in the water pressure and a boiler that simply needs a gauge reset. However, it may be hard to diagnose the problem unless you call an expert who can perform boiler installation services or make repairs.

What’s in an ‘A’ rating?

Not all gas boilers or combi boilers are equal. Thanks to some confusion between European energy labels and Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK, the popular A-G ratings were abandoned. It may not be possible to see that ‘A’ rating on your boiler. These days, efficiency is simply gauged as a percentage. This new rating makes it easier for homeowners or renters to know when your home may need boiler installation services instead of gas or combi boiler repairs. You may save money seeking a gas boiler replacement before you seek a repair – depending on the problem.

Should I worry about the amount of space my boiler needs?

Before you order a combi boiler replacement or take out money to buy a new gas boiler, do consider the space your boiler uses or needs. If you have the wrong size of a combi boiler, for example, it may not heat your home as you need. Your house may not get as warm as you need in winter.

Should I call a certified repairman before assessing what is wrong?

You may not be able to assess a boiler’s problem on your own. There is no shame if you make a call if you suspect you need a gas boiler replacement or combi boiler replacement. Water pressure, temperature gauge, run capacitor, pilot burners, or a flu temperature sensor are all things to keep in mind. Boilers need repairs and these things may signal a combi boiler or gas boiler replacement.

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