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It’s long been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it can also be home to your boiler. It is possible to install a boiler in your kitchen, although there are some factors to bear in mind – especially if you want to house your kitchen boiler in a cupboard.
If you want to put your boiler in your kitchen, it’s best placed on an outside wall. This is because the flue and pressure relief pipe need to lead outside the house, so a boiler fitted on an internal wall may encounter more piping requirements between the boiler itself and the flue.
There are many benefits to putting your boiler in the kitchen, such as a shorter run between your boiler and the appliances that may use it, like washing machines and dishwashers.
And while modern boilers are often quiet, this location means any noise will be confined to the kitchen, as opposed to fitting a boiler near a more intrusive location, such as in the bathroom, close to your bedroom.
The downsides are that they can take up quite a lot of space, which can be especially unappealing if you have a small kitchen. A boiler installed in the kitchen may also limit the amount of storage you can have, if you are wanting to house it in a cupboard.
No, regardless of whether you’re moving your old boiler or installing a new one, you must have a trained engineer fit any boiler. By law, every boiler installation needs to be done by a registered Gas Safe engineer – such as a Help-Link boiler engineer.
Yes, if you’d rather your kitchen boiler wasn’t on show, you can house it in a cupboard. As well as ensuring your boiler is tucked away out of sight, a cupboard can help to make any noise less intrusive.
If you want to house your kitchen boiler in a cupboard, it’s important to consider the size of the boiler itself and how large the cupboard would need to be – it may be that it’s too large for any storage space that’s currently in your kitchen and may require a specially built unit.
However, there are boilers available which are small enough to fit in a standard kitchen cupboard, such as the Worcester Bosch 30Si – making these a good option if getting a completely new boiler, not just moving your current one.
It’s also a good idea to think about ease of access for future boiler services and potential repairs. You may find it useful to discuss this with the registered Gas Safe engineer who comes to fit your boiler.
If you need help to pickout the right boiler for your home, or if you have more questions about kitchen boilers, we’d be more than happy to provide our expert assistance. You can call us on 0203 763 2682 to discuss your needs, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and we’ll call you.
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