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Where to install your Worcester Bosch Boiler

Here at Mark Vernon, we are heating and plumbing experts, with Worcester Bosch boilers being our area of expertise. From repair and maintenance, to installing new boilers, we are the team you can rely on. But before you install your new boiler, you need to know where to put it. And there are some things to consider. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you decide where to install your Worcester Bosch boiler.

Strength of the wall

A boiler with a tank full of water can be very heavy. So whichever wall you plan on fixing your boiler too, it needs to be strong enough to cope. So a plasterboard partition wall for example may not be suitable.

Air vents

Most new combination boilers do not need to be kept cool with an air vent. This is because of the efficiency of the boiler. As a result, your boiler may not need to be stored in a place with an air vent to perform well.

Frost protection

Many homeowners decide to install the boiler in the garage of the outhouse. This can be a great idea, but you need to make sure your boiler is protected from frost. This is because the temperatures will be lower in the garage and this can increase the risk of freezing pipes.

Bathroom installations

Boilers can be installed effectively in bathrooms although there are additional,specific building regulations and wiring regulations you will need to meet.

The flue and the pipes

In addition to the boiler, there are regulations that govern the placement of the flue and the pipes.

In regards to the flue, there are minimum distances that you will need to adhere to. And wherever you choose to install the boiler, the flue is not allowed to be too close to windows, buildings or air bricks.

 

 

For any help and advice, contact us at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing today.

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