A central heating system is now the most common way that we choose to heat our homes, we have moved away from the days of coal fires in every room of a house, in favour of an easier and cheaper system which keeps the heat in for much longer. There are many different companies which offer installation services so if you were to type in boiler install Southampton into an internet search engine you would be presented with many different results.
Finding the right Gas Safe Engineer
When purchasing a new boiler you need to be aware of all the hidden costs, installation may not be included in the price of the boiler for example although you may be able to strike up a deal with a self-employed boiler specialist rather than a larger, more established company. If you do choose to go with an independent worker then make sure that they have all the right qualifications and training before you sign a contract as working with gas is extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. The technician should visit your house to assess what needs to be done before bringing any equipment over, be wary if they turn up with guns blazing and ready to start work straight away.
There are many different types of boiler which can be fitted so it’s important to decide which one you want before installation as they may take different types of equipment. If you are replacing an old boiler then the new one should be put in the same area, this is the easiest and most cost effective option. Some experts will charge extra for disposing of your old boiler so it’s a good idea to check this beforehand as you don’t want to be left with the remnants of your previous boiler sat on your lawn with nowhere to go.
Old Boiler Removal
If you decide to have your old boiler removed before your new one is installed you will find yourself without any hot water or central heating for a few days. It is not recommended to do this during the winter months as although the process doesn’t usually take longer than a couple of days, it can be particularly dangerous for the elderly or sick people to be left without heating for so long. Make sure the space where your boiler is going to be fitted is clear of clutter to enable the expert to do his job faster and easier.