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Where is the best place to install a new boiler?

4 Answers

Answered by Stroud Boilerworks

21st October 2019

Stroud Boilerworks answered the question "Where is the best place to install a new boiler?"

On the proviso that each house and customers needs are different; and whilst acknowledging that many customers don't want to see their boiler and would like it hidden away out of sight; as a breakdown engineer, I would suggest the following. The boiler needs to be near the gas meter avoiding long gas runs, on an outside wall so a short flue without lots of extensions is used, in the centre of the house so the heated water quickly reaches the hot taps or radiators and in a well lit accessible location where the boiler can be installed and maintained - simple checks and top ups can be carried out by the user. Flue termination is also a critical issue that must adhere to manufacturers instructions. I'd also go as far as to say lower down in the house rather than the loft as well for maintenance and to avoid air/pressure problems. Whilst I've never had all my wishes granted! If you contact a local gas safe registered installer they will be able to help advise with a suitable location.

Answered by HeatTech

23rd August 2019

HeatTech answered the question "Where is the best place to install a new boiler?"

Central heating boilers nowadays are quite versatile and can be sited in a variety of locations. Installation is usually quickest and less expensive if your new boiler can be sited on an external wall, away from a neighbouring boundary so the flue can exit horizontally. A suitable foul water drain is also needed for the boilers condensate discharge pipe. Traditionally boilers are often sited in the kitchen, utility room or upstairs airing cupboard. Boilers are ever increasingly getting smaller, quieter and safer, meaning they can be installed in kitchen cupboards and in some cases bedroom cupboards, though great thought should be taken to the practicality's of this and if the boiler being used late at nigh or early in the morning could disturb family members or guests. provided there is a permanent ladder, suitable flooring and a working light your new boiler can be installed in the roof space. this suits many customers but do be aware that you may need to access the boiler should there be a fault, to top up the system pressure or adjust the timer assuming these aren't fitted remotely elsewhere.

Answered by S3 Heating and Plumbing

30th July 2019

S3 Heating and Plumbing answered the question "Where is the best place to install a new boiler?"

New boilers can be fitted anywhere due to the varying sizes and outputs available. The first thing is to get the right output boiler for your property, from there some options might be removed, ie if you want a kitchen cupboard fitted boiler but the output required means it's too big for a cupboard. The flue length will also determine the location of the boiler. Ideally from an installers point of view, installation on an external wall close to the incoming gas supply is always handy. The external wall makes the flue, condense and Prv pipes easier to terminate.

Answered by Vital Plumbers Ltd

4th June 2019

Vital Plumbers Ltd answered the question "Where is the best place to install a new boiler?"

Lots of factors come in to play with this question as a guild Boilers could be located in various rooms throughout a property, but most commonly they’re installed in either the kitchen, utility room. Or loft space , It should ideally be positioned on or next to an outside wall because by regulation all new boilers installed in a property have to be condensing, which means they generate condensation and a discharge pipe is therefore necessary.

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