What to expect during boiler installation?
Although commercial boilers have a long lifespan (sometimes more than 10 years), it may be time to replace yours. Preparation is key for a successful business boiler installation, whether replacing an old boiler that’s broken or upgrading to a more efficient unit.
Even though boiler installation professionals will assist you with every step to install your boiler, it’s good to know what to anticipate and how to get ready for installation.
Getting Ready for the Install:
A Safe Gas engineer will visit your business before installing your boiler to conduct a site inspection and consult with you on the optimal boiler placement. You’ll need to undertake a full heating study of the area to accomplish this. They will take into account the square footage of the building, the number of rooms, the number of bathrooms, the number of radiators already installed, and the average daily occupancy to calculate the optimal boiler size. In addition, they will determine where the boiler should go, how it should be wired, and whether or not any more piping is required.
The engineer will also chat with you about your personal preferences. It will take place while they are going through your selections. By the time the visit is through, you will have decided on the appropriate commercial boiler for your company. Including the specific type, position inside your building, and expenses associated with the installation. You will then be able to choose a certain time and day for installing the boiler, and you will be able to wait for the specialists to return on that day.
The Procedure for the Installation:
To provide the installation engineer access to your area, you must be there when the process begins. They will also provide you with a detailed explanation of everything that is going to take place. The time it will take to install depends on your configuration’s complexity. It will take a few hours to less than a day to complete more straightforward installations. Such as replacing an older combination boiler with a new one of the same kind. But, if the installation will need significant alterations to the plumbing or even drilling, you may be required to wait anywhere from two to five days. In any event, your engineer will determine the amount of time they want.
The engineer will safeguard your carpet and furniture from dust and debris. He shall lay down protective coverings before beginning the installation. If you are replacing an older boiler, the old boiler will first be disconnected from the gas and water supplies before being taken out of the house. Your expert will thoroughly clean up your heating system before the new boiler is connected to the system. It will ensure that the new boiler can function perfectly. For more thorough cleaning, the engineer may choose to do a simple chemical flush or a power flush that takes place over many hours. Next, they will make adjustments to the piping, including rearranging it, to reduce the heat lost from your boiler.
At long last, the engineer will set up the boiler you have both decided upon, which is often the boiler room. Regular boilers need storage tanks besides being linked to water outlets, the mains supply, and radiators. It will be the case with the new system. In addition to the boiler, they could install other components like a system filter or filling loops.
Evaluation and Completion:
Your engineer isn’t finished with the job even after installing the boiler. They will still need system inspections to ensure that the boiler is operating as it should. Such as checking for any possible leaks and determining whether the gas pressure is within the appropriate range. When they are satisfied that it has passed all the necessary tests, they will clean the area. Later they will give you a call so that they can give you instructions on how to use your new boiler.
Besides, to do their testing on the boiler, your engineer will ask you to test it on your own. It is to see whether it is functioning following your requirements. After that, they will instruct you on how to run the boiler and go over the safety procedures. It is a good opportunity to review any questions and concerns you may have while they are already there.
Documentation and Upkeep:
Soon after your new boiler has been installed, your engineer will notify Gas Safe and the local authorities as required by the Building Regulations. After that, you will be given a certificate that satisfies the building regulations. Along with this, the boiler manufacturer will send a registration certificate to your engineer to authenticate the guarantee on the boiler.
You will still need to schedule at least one maintenance appointment each year for your boiler if you want to maintain it in pristine shape.