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Steps Involved In Installing A Boiler In Your House

12/29/2015 Jhon 0 Comments

In most of the UK, boilers are probably the single most important household appliances. Installation of boilers is intricate and requires considerable skill and expertise. While most home-owners will make sure that the installation is done by a competent body of household mechanics, the key steps involved in the boiler installations in Finchley is probably a good thing to know for those who shall be using it. This article will cover the general steps involved in the installation of a boiler that ensures proper and safe use for prolonged durations of time.

1. Installation of piping

Unlike most of the other piping available in the house, boiler pipes are different because they are gas pipes. More importantly, the purpose of a boiler pipe is primarily to transfer heat away from itself to ensure that the house is heated. Therefore, boiler pipes are thin. Most houses in the UK have boiler piping outside the walls of the house so that reinstalling a boiler or altering it does not require the dismantling of walls. The boiler pipes are installed in a manner that keeps them out of the way of everyday activities in the house.

2. Installation of Radiators, if required

Radiators are typically instruments that do not require maintenance for long periods of time, so it is quite likely that a house that has been bought will have radiators installed already. In case they aren’t, installation of radiators has to be done away from the windows and from electrical points or sockets to ensure efficient operation and safety.

3. Installation of the boiler

Boiler installations in Finchley homes are installed either in the basement, if a basement exists, and failing that, on the roof. While there used to be a significant advantage in installing boilers in the basement in the past, this is no longer important thanks to throttles and other forms of pressure controllers that are incorporated in present day technology. The boiler has to be installed so that it is accessible not only for the piping but also for a source of water and an external gas line.

4. Connection of gas and water

Boilers work by burning liquefied petroleum gas to heat up a stream of water into steam, which is then circulated throughout the house to heat it up. This process requires the boiler to be connected to both a water source and a gas source. Therefore, these two lines need to be connected.

5. Charging and testing

Charging of a boiler involves turning on the gas supply to the boiler and the water supply. Usually, there is an external controller for these connections that also control the flow and the temperature to which the gas stream is heated, which has to be separately installed at a location where it can be reached. Once the boiler has been set up and charged, it needs to be turned on and given a test run to ensure that it is doing its job properly.