Whether you want to relocate your boiler, or you’re having a new one fitted, our handy guide will give you some ideas on where you can locate the boiler. Some of the answers may surprise you – so read on to find out the facts.
1. Utility room or “cupboard under the stairs”
A utility room can be a great choice because, as it’s near the kitchen, the flow rates will be enhanced. A cupboard under the stairs is often a feature of period properties, and usually, it’s just allowed to fill up with junk. So why not use it for the boiler – any sounds will be insulated, and the boiler won’t be on display (not that we don’t think they’re lovely – but then we’re Gloucester heating engineers).
In the attic or loft
Seriously – this is an ideal place for a combi boiler. The controls will be down in the living space, or you may even have a control app on your mobile. The thermostat is quite likely to remain where it is if it’s already in a suitable location. But there’s no reason to live cheek-by-jowl with the boiler – send it up to the top floor and it will be perfectly happy.
However, remember to build an enclosure around it, if you are sleeping directly underneath which just helps to muffle any sound that may disturb very light sleepers. If you’re renovating, take a look at the local council’s building regulationss on relocating boilers as they can be helpful. Here’s an example: https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20375/building_regulations/1140/renovating_your_home/10.
3. The garage
Many people put their boilers here, either because they don’t bother to garage their cars at night, or because the space is bigger than they need for their car. The great thing is that the engineer can work in peace on the boiler. When it’s time for your boiler service Gloucester heating engineers are quite used to hunting down the boiler! http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-service-gloucester.
4. Basement or shed
Well, strictly speaking, more an outhouse perhaps, than a wooden shed as you want a building robust enough to withstand a winter storm, and unlikely to catch fire. However, these can be great locations because a service engineer may be able to call and service the boiler even though everyone in the household is out.