One thing many people think about when they get a new boiler installed is whether they should move it. This is possible in a number of cases and can provide many benefits. It all comes down to what kind of appliance you choose though. You can talk to a provider of central heating and boiler installation Southampton residents rate highly if you are thinking of this kind of relocation.
Why move the appliance?
There are a number of reasons why home owners choose to relocate their boilers. Below we will discuss the most common ones.
In many homes the boiler takes up quite a lot of space, whether it is in its own cupboard or mounted on the wall in the kitchen. A move could save you some space and ensure the boiler is not in a problematic location.
Improving the aesthetics
When people do some remodelling on their home the idea of moving the boiler may come up. It may be located in an area where it is currently visible. Moving it to its own cupboard so it is no longer on show may be wise. Alternatively the location may change because of the new layout.
The most common reason for moving a boiler is to improve safety. Some appliances need to be well ventilated because of the fuel that is burned. This may result in a move from a poorly ventilated cupboard or room to one with better airflow. Visible boilers may also be moved so that young children and pets can’t go near them.
Ease of maintenance
Placing the boiler in a cupboard may be convenient but it can cause problems when it comes to maintenance. If the appliance is difficult to access and surrounded by other items it can stop the engineer from testing and repairing it. Moving it to more accessible location is wise and can result in quicker, cheaper maintenance.
Get a professional engineer in Southampton to move it
If you do opt to move the boiler it should be done by a trained professional. The connections need to be moved carefully, ensuring the old ones are no longer live. The engineer will also ensure the new setting is suitable.
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Planning a boiler relocation
The first thing to do is ensure you are working with an engineer who can deal with the type of fuel your appliance is powered by. If it is gas they should be Gas Safe registered and have ID to prove it. This means they can work with your gas lines safely.
New connections may need to be created as part of the relocation. For example a new gas line may need to be run or wiring may need to be added. In addition new ventilation could be required such as a flue. Each of these jobs should be done by a professional.
What is the best location for a boiler?
Every property and household is different so there is no single “right” location. Instead it comes down to specific requirements and factors such as the type of appliance. You could have it mounted on the wall or standing on the floor. It could be visible in the kitchen or bathroom or be hidden in a cupboard. The choice is up to you.
The important thing to keep in mind is the location must be legally compliant and safe. Also, make sure it is easy to access so you can use the controls and an engineer can work on it if necessary.
If you do need help warm.co.uk can find it for you. We are proud to work with providers of central heating and boiler installation Southampton residents can rely on. Whether it is a quick relocation or a installing a new boiler in a different location, we can find a quick service for you.