How do I know who to choose to install my new boiler? Whether your boiler has broken down. Is becoming increasingly unreliable. Or you have just decided to upgrade to a modern super efficient boiler. Knowing where to start can be a headache. When it comes to making that investment for your home you want to know you are choosing the right boiler. But it is equally important to find the right installation company.
Choosing the right boiler installation company
Ideally a local company is going to be a better option than one of the big nationals. With a local company you aren’t just a number. And chances are you wont be passed from pillar to post round a call centre should you need any support.
Make sure your chosen company are Gas Safe registered
Around 1.1 million gas jobs are carried out annually by illegal gas fitters. Who aren’t properly qualified to carry out the work. Here were are going to discuss some tips. On finding a qualified and trustworthy tradesman. As well as some warning signs to look out for.
The big one – always check that they’re on the Gas Safe RegisterGas Safe Register
The most important thing to do. Check that your boiler installation company are Gas Safe registered. This is essential, even if your chosen company have been recommended by family or friends. If the engineer is not on the Gas Safe register then they are not qualified to undertake the work.
Ask friends and family for a recommendation
Friends, family, neighbours or even work collegues. Can be a great source of information. Chances are you will know at least one person who has had to have a new boiler installed recently.
Use reliable directories and online review platforms
If you are unable to get a recommendation from your family or friends. There are lots of reliable places to find out real customer reviews on your chosen boiler installation company. Places such as Google reviews, TrustPilot, Facebook and Which trusted trader to name but a few. You can read our reviews here.
Warranties and written quotations
A complete written quote is essential. It will detail the work to be carried out. The boiler and installation components and what’s included in the price. For example removal of the old boiler and registration with Gas Safe. With a written quotation both parties know where they stand and there will be no Nasty surprises at the end.
Dont forget to enquire about the warranty on the boiler they are installing and also on their workmanship.
The right size of boiler is really important. An undersized boiler will struggle to heat you home. And an oversized boiler will be massively inefficient.
A qualified and experienced boiler installation company will be able to advise you about the best boiler for your home. Taking into consideration budget and heating/hot water requirements. Some installation companies will favour certain brands
These are all well known boiler manufacturers
To help get the best out of your new investment. A good installer will be able to take you through the operating process. And discuss the ways the squeeze all the efficiency out of your new boiler and your heating system