A process as important and sophisticated as installing a central heating system in home requires you to have at least a basic knowledge and know how of the whole process and the equipment involved. Although everyone, including you with a basic knowledge of the process can arrange to lay a rough plan, buy all the necessary materials and lay them down in the required place, hiring a professional HVAC expert to properly make and inspect all the connection before starting the system is necessary. So, if you don’t have a HVAC diploma and the required experience, don’t even know a thing and hire an expert as soon as possible to get the things done legally safely.
However, if you’ve made your mind to do the most part by yourself. You can follow the guidelines mentioned below to ensure you don’t waste your time and money on something useless.
Buying the Right Equipment
Although it is recommended to seek professional advice when deciding on the equipment and advising on which new boiler cost is reasonable. You can also do some online research to decide for yourself.
- First equipment that you’ll need to buy is the boiler. It would be used to heat the water and supply it to the sinks, bathrooms and showers of your house. Remember that you should only buy a medium sized boiler, as bigger models can use more energy and increase your electricity bill. While on the other hand, a smaller-than-needed boiler would never have enough storage of hot water to support all of your activities during the day.
- When buying radiators to heat your interior, you should access you exact need and invest only on a radiator. That would be enough to supply a good amount of heat in your interiors.
- When buying the main parts of your HVAC, make sure you read the specifications carefully. And, choose the equipment that’ll fulfill your personal heating needs.
Another vital part of central heating installation is making a proper plan. Or, a map of where all the equipment will go. And, how everything will operate in a coordinated manner to keep the interior of your house warm.
Put the boiler in a central location, from which accessing all parts of your house may become easy. And, help you connect all the pipes effectively. As far as the radiators are concerned, placing them below the windows is your best bet. Because, this will prevent any heat loss, however, you can select another location of your windows reach to the floor.
Laying pipes is usually one of the last steps. You will either have to lay them in your floor, or in the walls of your house. No matter where you put them, make sure your mark those locations to avoid nailing them later on while covering the wall or floor. After these initial steps, there are many other steps that you’ll need to follow. That is why we always recommend hiring a central heating contractor to complete the job without any hassle.