Can you have a boiler installed in a bedroom?
by Becci Harris
Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 21, 2017
A question we are often asked by our customers - "Is it safe to have a gas boiler in a bedroom?" and there isn't a simple yes or no answer to this. There are some gas appliances that you are NOT allowed to have installed in a room used for sleeping. In this blog post, we explain the do's and don'ts in relation to gas boilers in bedrooms...
So when is it safe to install a boiler in a bedroom?
You can install a boiler in a bedroom as long as it is room sealed. What this means is that it takes the air it uses for combustion from outside and expels its waste air outside too. A room sealed boiler is safe to be installed in a bedroom because it won’t emit fumes into the room. Although most new boilers are room sealed, it's always worth checking before you have a new boiler installed in your home, particularly in a bedroom.
So when can't you have a boiler installed in a bedroom?
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, you are NOT allowed to install any of the following gas appliances into a room being used as a bedroom:
A gas fire, gas space heater or a gas water heater (including a gas boiler) over 14 kilowatts gross input unless it is room sealed.
A gas fire, gas space heater, or a gas water heater (including a gas boiler) of 14 kilowatts gross input or less or any instantaneous water heater unless it is room sealed or has an atmosphere-sensing device.
If you are considering having a boiler installed in a bedroom, either to replace an existing boiler or as entirely new installation, it is really important to consider all factors, not just the legal ones. Boilers, even new ones, can be noisy which can disturb sleep. You will also need to make sure that you have plenty of space to have a boiler installed in the bedroom.
If you need advice from an expert about boiler installation contact Harris Heating in Leeds today on 0113 250 53 75! We are an established, trusted local Heating and Plumbing business in Leeds and all our engineers are gas safe registered and experts in boiler installation.