Boilers are very important during the cold season. The best time to replace your boiler is during the summer. You don’t want to wait until it is winter and cold before you start swapping out your boiler. A boiler has two primary roles: to heat your home’s hot water and the air inside. To perform this function, it has to burn fuel, which can be in the form of gas or oil. The heated water feeds directly into your home’s plumbing system and you can notice this when you turn on your hot water faucet. You can also feel the effect when it flows through closed pipes and radiators in your home’s heating system to transfer heat to the air inside your home. Upon cooling, the water is pumped back to your boiler to repeat the cycle. Here’s how plumbers install a boiler system.

Choose the right gas boiler

The first thing you want to do is choose the right gas boiler that will serve all of your home’s hot water and heating needs. It should be large enough to serve your home and yet not too large to result in higher utility costs. Perhaps you should consider energy-efficient boilers to help you save on energy costs.


Have a blueprint of your boiler system

Installing the separate parts of your boiler system requires that you have a blueprint as a guide to ensure you install all of the required parts. The place you choose to install your boiler should be strategic to make it easy for you to connect the water pipes and even the gas main whilst leaving room for a ventilation shaft that leads to the roof.

Purchases all the required parts of your boiler system

Once you’ve made your decision about where and how to install your system, it is time to shop around and make the actual purchase. If you have no experience in buying boiler systems, you can ask a friend for help. Alternatively, you can consult a professional plumber to help you make the right decision and buy a boiler that is just enough to serve your needs without resulting in too much wastage.

Perform the installation

Begin by installing the radiators 4-6 inches from the floor to allow you some room for cleaning. This space is also enough to accommodate the valves. On the flow connection, install a wheel but on the return connection, install your lockshield valve. You can now regulate the water flow easily.

Once done, it is time to lay the pipes to run from the radiators you just installed to the boiler. Copper pipes with compression/capillary joints are ideal. Your pipes should vent to your radiators so that there are no airlocks and system malfunctions.

If you’re satisfied that everything is properly installed, it is time to install the control system. Here, there are different installation processes depending on the make and model you’re installing. So, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s manual, guide or instructions.

Install the boiler after shutting off the gas and water supply. Again, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Close all the vents, fill the system with water and give each radiator time to vent through. Switch on the boiler and regulate the flow of hot water to radiators through the lockshield valves.

This is how plumbers install a boiler system to help heat the water in homes. You might want to call a certified contractor to connect to the main gas or perform the whole installation process. Check out for additional help if you want to do this before the season ends.