A lot of our customers ask us questions on how to get the most years out of their new boilers? We decided to answer this question in this blog post and name the most important factors and actions that should be taken in order to prevent unnecessary repairs through the years.
Choosing the right boiler
Our first tip is that you should choose the boiler with the help of a professional in the field. This means that you can ask someone to help you with choosing the:
- type of the boiler
- size of the boiler
- its capacity
- its position
Look at boilers that are right for your household instead of ones with the highest heat output. If you contact any credible boiler repair company, they will give you the best recommendations depending on your property type and size. You should also take into consideration the number of people who are going to use it, so you have hot water all the time.
Correct boiler installation
First and foremost, keep in mind that your boiler should be installed properly. We highly recommend you to hire a reliable boiler installation company or independent engineers that has a lot of experience in this field. Don’t try to install it yourself if you don’t know exactly what procedures should be taken as it can not only affect the functioning of your boiler, but the safety of people in the whole house too. A good way to see if your boiler installation engineer is suitable for the job is to check if he/she has a Gas Safe certificate allowing him/her to work on this job.
Another advice we would give, is to see if the boiler replacement engineer can carry out any general repairs. Quite possibly you will ask ‘why does this matter’. Well the answer is simple: certain engineers can only do boiler installations and cannot do the repairs, which means that the engineer does not have enough experience in the field where he/she can tackle any problems that might arise during the installation. A well rounded engineer is the one you would want to hire.
We suppose that you all know that boiler maintenance is really important. You shouldn’t think that it’s enough just to install it, but also its important to check it regularly to be sure that your boiler is working correctly. Regular boiler servicing will allow you to claim your warranty just in case it breaks down within warranty period, so make sure you have your boiler serviced at least once a year to protect your investment.
If you got a brand new boiler installed, then make sure you keep on top of the servicing history not only to ensure it works efficiently through the years, but to keep your warranty valid just in case the boiler breaks down. The boiler manufacturer will come back to you asking to show the servicing history, and if it is not there, then you might have to cash out for the boiler repair from your own pocket.
Do you have more questions?
At Boiler Repairs in Glasgow we can provide you with all of the necessary information so you can make the best decision in your circumstances. We have a range of Gas Safe engineers working in the field, and we will make sure that you get the right boiler man for your project.