FAQS of installing a new boiler

You likely haven't bought a new boiler in the last decade and with so many changes in technology and regulation, there are now several options at your disposal. While some are down to personal preference, other choices will impact your day to day life for the next ten years! But don’t worry, we've answered some of your most frequently asked questions so you have all of the answers. 

Q1) What size boiler do I need?

The size of your boiler depends on which type you decide on (combination, system, regular etc.), which in turn is mostly dependent on how high your demand for water is. Choosing a boiler too big will cost you an unnecessary amount of money to run; while choosing one too small will mean that it struggles to keep up with your demands. No need to worry, our gas engineers can offer you advice on picking the best boiler based on the size of your home, the number of bathrooms and the number of people living there.

Q2) When will my boiler need annual servicing?

Annual boiler servicing should be ANNUAL. You should get your boiler serviced 12 months after it has been installed, regardless of whether there are any noticeable problems or not. To keep your boiler healthy, it should be serviced every 12 months. 

Q3) Who should install my boiler?

You should only ever let Gas Safe engineers carry out gas work in your home. The Gas Safe Register ensures all of its members are correctly qualified and experienced, making them safe to work on any household gas appliances. All of our team are Gas Safe, happy to help with any gas work you may need. 

Q4) What does ‘condensing’ mean?

All new boilers are required by law to be condensing, as they are significantly more energy efficient than their older counterparts. Condensing boilers save energy that would otherwise be wasted by condensing the hot air rather than letting it escape. This allows the energy to be reused. 

Q5) Where should my boiler go?

Thanks to new technology, modern boilers are much smaller than older models. Because of this, a lot of new boiler installs are wall mounted and placed inside kitchen cupboards, as this is a great way to keep your boiler out of sight and out of mind. 

Need a boiler installed in the Gosforth area?

We offer our boiler installation services in West Cumbria, covering Gosforth, Egromont, Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Keswick, Seascale, Beckermet, Cleator, Frizington and Bootle.

To get in touch with our gas engineers, give us a call on 01946 848340, email us at iplumbcombis@hotmail.com or fill out the contact form on our website. We hope to hear from you soon!