I am getting central heating in a house that at present does not have a
boiler and radiators.
I want the boiler in the attached garage but the fitters have suggested
putting it in the vacated airing cupboard in a bedroom that contains the
Presumably because it makes it easier for him.
Would you have the boiler in your bedroom?
Is this a system or combi?
A system boiler needs 3 pipes, a combi considerably more and hence more
A combi ought to be sited close to where hot water is required or
there's a lot of cold water drawn off first.
Yes, mine is so far from the taps I've had to install local electric
As for having the boiler in the bedroom, not bloody likely! Hissing and
clicking and whooomphing at all hours, risk of gas leaks or carbon
monoxide making you wake up dead.
Yes, it's the taps you want small amounts of hot water more often which
should be near the boiler - kitchen sink would be key for many people.
Bath and shower, even though they use more hot water, aren't going to
matter so much if you have to run off cold first.
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Find a fitter who understands that he needs to do what the customer asks.
Or fit it yourself and get a gas safe fitter to make the final gas
connection and commission the boiler. The installation manuals for
Worcester-Bosch are very good, online and easy to follow.
Don't do it. Our last two boilers have been in the loft and it's been a
pain. Out of sight and out of mind which means that when small problems do
occur they don't get noticed until they're big problems. Also, if you have
the pump up there the sound with come through the rafters.
Garage sounds like the best bet.
No, it's because they've all been "room sealed" for years and take their
fresh air from outside as well as expelling their exhaust outside. Unless
there is a major structural failure in the boiler, they're very unlikely to
be able to leak any CO inside a house.
Not impossible, but much less likely than it used to be.
modern designs typically run the case at a negative pressure as well -
so even if it leaks, it lets room air into the boiler, not boiler air
into the room.
The biggest CO risk with a modern boiler is from incorrectly fitted or
joined flue components.
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