Steps For Replacing Your Old Boiler With A New One

If your home has a boiler for providing heat with steam or hot water, then you'll want to maintain it properly so that it has a long life. However, when a boiler gets several years old, it may need repairs to keep working until it eventually gives out due to age. At some point, you have to decide if you want to keep spending money on repairs or if you want to install a new boiler. Here's a look at having a new boiler put in.

Consider Changes To The Layout

When a boiler is first installed, careful thought is given to the pipe layouts and other parts associated with the boiler, so it functions safely. When you get a new boiler, it's a good time to make changes to the boiler's location or layout if you plan to renovate your home or make other major changes. However, keep in mind that if you change the location of the boiler, you may need to add electricity, gas, water pipes, and a vent to the new area and that could add to the costs.

Choose The Right Boiler

There are different types and sizes of boilers, so it's good to get professional help when choosing the best model. Newer boilers are more energy efficient than old models, and you can buy one with an Energy Star label if you want the most efficient style. You also need to consider the power source you'll use for the boiler and choose a model that uses the type of power you have. One of the most important decisions is the size you need. You don't want a boiler that is too big for your system, but you don't want one too small either. Your plumber can calculate the right size for your home based on square footage and climate, so the boiler works efficiently and keeps your home warm in the winter.

Have The Boiler Replaced

Replacing your old boiler could be an easy process if you're using the same location and you aren't making any changes to the power source or layout. Installation is a matter of turning off all the power and water and then removing the old boiler. The new boiler is set up, leveled, assembled, and connected to the gas, electricity, and water. If you change the location of the boiler, the plumber may need to add new pipes to the layout and install a new vent system which adds to the installation time and complexity.

For more information, contact your local boiler installation service today.