Having a new central heating system installed can be a time consuming and messy job, however if you prepare for the event in good time, it can be as painless as possible to both the pocket and your patience. There are a few things that you should have on your checklist before the fitter comes to your home and if you have ticked all of these off then your central heating installation will be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
· Move all of the larger pieces of furniture that are in the rooms which lead to where your boiler will be placed so that they do not cause an obstruction. A boiler and pipes can be tricky to get round tight corners and through doors, and this is made that bit more difficult if there is a chair or table in the way.
· Stock up on dust sheets. Unscrewing, drilling, hammering. All could be involved in your Cv storing central heating installation and it can cause a lot of dust to land on your floor. Carpet is tricky to clean dust from if you do not have a carpet wash as well as a normal vacuum, so save yourself the trouble and lay some sheets down which can collect the dust first.
· Keep the tea bags handy because your fitter is bound to be a lot more pleasant and do the job quicker if you offer them a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst they are doing their job. A happier boiler technician is also more likely to do a good job, especially if they do not feel rushed to get the system installed but are free to make sure everything is perfect.
· After the system has been installed you will probably want to do a bit of decorating afterwards. Do not be surprised if some of the paint has chipped around where the work was carried out as it is a tough job. Keeping some paint on hand to neaten up any chips and scratches will help the installation to leave as little mark as possible.
Once the central heating system has been installed and you have cleaned up any of the debris left behind you are free to feel the benefits of warm water, hot radiators and comforting heat during the winter months.
Some of the things not to do during the installation process are; questioning the workmanship of the fitter if you do not know anything about central heating, don’t be rude to them or they may set your thermostat at a cold temperature, and don’t be so hostile that you get a reputation. It is no good alienating your central heating supplier because if something goes wrong with your system you will be pushed right to the back of the queue.