As a boiler installation specialist I always do whatever I can to go the extra mile for my clients. It doesn’t bother me whether I have known then 5 years or 5 minutes – I’ll always do what I can to make sure that their boiler installation is perfect.
So if you’re considering a new boiler installation, have a read through this guide. I’m going to highlight a few key areas to judge local businesses on, making sure that you get the best you possibly can for your money.
This is how to find the best boiler installers.
Who Can Install a Boiler?
Over the last 10 years, Gas Safe really has tried to do whatever they can to improve the awareness that surrounds the domestic gas industry. Unfortunately, there are a number of “rogue” traders out there that claim to be able to install a central heating system correctly.
Before you know it, they’ve taken your cash, left you with an empty box and done a runner – leaving you with no boiler and a fair few quid down on your bank account.
A company or individual with the following can install a boiler:
- Gas Safe Registration
- Residential Gas Qualifications
- Experience of at least 2 years within the gas trade (not compulsory but certainly recommended)
Look for Trade Associations and Memberships:
Of course, you’ll all be aware of the Gas Safe Register. You should always check to make sure that the company that you’re in conversation with is registered. They have to provide you with a gas safe number if you request it. Any reputable company will have no problems with it and usually praise you for asking.
However, there are a few other websites that you can check to make sure they’re legitimate. Take a look on sites such as:
OK so three of those sites are generally used for publicity and generating reviews. However, for legitimate companies to feature on those, their accounts need to be verified, making it very difficult for fake tradesmen to feature on them.
OK so we briefly mentioned this on the point above, but checking reviews is a great way to gauge how good a certain company or individual is for the work.
For example, if you need a man and van in London – you would look at local directories such as Yell.com and Trust Pilot to see what previous customers have to say.
For removal companies, public sites such as Facebook are a great way to authenticate their work. Removals is a very residential based business, just as boiler installations – make sure that you go through any companies social media accounts and check the reviews (its worth doing a little snooping to make sure the people leaving the reviews are legitimate too).