Tips To Prepare For Your Residential Boiler Installation

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Is your home or residence in need of a new boiler? You are likely already seeking out local contractors to compare prices and inquire about residential boiler installation. But before your new boiler arrives, there are a number of other things you'll want to do first to make sure the installation goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips to make sure you and your house are prepared to install a new boiler.

Discuss Removal of Your Old Boiler 

When you bring in a contractor to install a new residential boiler, he or she may assist with the removal of your old boiler. But make sure you communicate what type of boiler it is and how large it is, and answer any other questions the contractor has. If the contractor will not assist with the removal of the old boiler, make sure a company qualified to dispose of it comes to pick it up before the new one arrives.

Discuss the Location of a New Boiler

This could be an opportunity to change the location of where your residential boiler is installed within your house. Have you had issues with servicing your current boiler because of an awkward location? Talk to a contractor about potential options. Just make sure the new boiler will have easy access to everything it needs to operate, including connections to electricity, gas, and/or water.

Ensure Installation Area is Clear

Once you know where the new boiler is going to go, get to work making sure the contractor has a clear path to get the job done without any hassle. Remove any boxes from your basement or garage, clear the area of debris, and make sure there are no tripping hazards in the area. Remove any furniture or fixtures from the area completely until the installation is complete.

Plan to Alter Routine

When your old boiler is taken out, there will be some downtime until the new boiler is installed and fully ready to operate. You may need to change your daily routine and that might also apply to the rest of your family. Make sure people are showered and dressed for the day and perhaps out of the house as much as possible while the new boiler is installed. If you have small kids or pets, make sure there will be no access to the boiler room besides you and the contractor you've hired.

Reach out to a local contractor to discuss residential boiler installation or your specific needs.