20/02/2023 0 Comments
Gas Boiler Installations: Your Questions Answered
As one of Ireland's most experienced gas boiler installers, we have successfully fitted hundreds of properties with quality gas boilers. Despite the ever-fluctuating gas price on the international market, gas home heating remains cost-effective and efficient. As a company, we often install gas boilers in new homes and even retrofit older properties with modern gas boilers.
However, despite their efficiency, installing a gas boiler is still a financial commitment; our customers have questions before deciding on an installation. So for the convenience of clients, we have compiled some of the most common questions below.
In Ireland, what is the average cost of a gas boiler installation?
The cost of a gas boiler installation varies depending on various factors, like the type of boiler, its size, and the complexity of the installation.
Other factors that can affect the cost of a gas boiler installation include the location of the property, the accessibility of the installation site, and the additional work required to install the boiler, install new radiators or upgrade the heating controls.
Here at RD Plumbing, we can provide full transparent quotes on gas boiler installations. Call us today to discuss your unique boiler requirements.
Does a plumber need access to radiators when installing a new gas boiler?
Yes, when installing a new gas boiler in Ireland, a plumber would typically need access to the radiators to ensure they are compatible with the new boiler and to carry out any necessary adjustments or upgrades. This is because the new boiler may have a different output or heating system, which may require changes to the existing radiator system to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. For example, if the new boiler has a higher output than the previous one, the radiators may need to be replaced or upgraded to ensure they can distribute the increased heat output effectively.
How long does installing a new gas boiler take?
The time it takes to install a new gas boiler can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the installation, the size and type of the boiler, and any additional work required, such as upgrading the gas supply, installing new radiators, or upgrading the heating controls.
Generally, a typical gas boiler installation can take anywhere from one to three days. However, this can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the installtion.
For example, if the existing boiler is being replaced with a new one of the same type and size, the installation may be completed more quickly. However, if additional work is required, such as upgrading the gas supply or installing new radiators, the installation may take longer.
It's important to note that the installation time can also be affected by the availability of the necessary parts and equipment and any unexpected issues that may arise during the installation process.
Overall, it's best to consult a qualified and experienced gas boiler installer to get a more accurate estimate of the installation time for your specific circumstances.
How much does it cost to run a gas boiler?
The cost of running a gas boiler in Ireland can vary depending on several factors, such as the boiler's efficiency, the property's size, the heating requirements, and the cost of gas in the local area.
Generally speaking, the cost of running a gas boiler in Ireland is typically lower than other heating options, such as oil or electric heating. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) often estimates the cost of running a gas boiler.
The cost of running a gas boiler can vary depending on the efficiency of the boiler, which is measured by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. A more efficient boiler will use less gas to produce the same heat, resulting in lower running costs.
It's also worth noting that regular boiler maintenance can help improve its efficiency and reduce running costs. It's recommended that a gas boiler is serviced at least once a year by a qualified and registered gas boiler technician, like RD Plumbing, to ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.
Do you still have questions on gas boiler installations? Then please get in contact with us directly. Our experts will make every effort to ask every enquiry you have. Also, if you're interested in an installation quote, we can give you a fully transparent and no-obligation-free quote.