Many boiler repairs can be a DIY project. If your boiler has stopped working or is just not working as it normally does, do some troubleshooting to determine what is not working and whether or not this is something that you yourself can repair. If you are unable to repair it yourself, be sure to call a professional because this is not something that you want to try yourself if you do not feel confident doing it. On the other hand, a lot of the parts are rather easy to replace.
Oil boilers tend to be energy efficient and eco-friendly. You can generally find the units already assembled and then all you have to do is properly hook them up. You must take all necessary safety precautions when doing this because you are working with a large appliance and this does pose a danger. If you are not confident in hooking it up, call a friend you know that is handy and ask him or her for some assistance.
These run on natural gas and can have chimney and direct venting options. These too tend to come already assembled and then all you have to do is hook it up to the appropriate gas lines. Since you are working with gas lines, be sure to ask for help if you are not familiar with this type of work. Working with natural gas lines is dangerous and it becomes even more dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. This can be a DIY project with the right knowledge.
Before You Begin
Before you begin installation, it is important to have the right tools ready to go. You should also have all safety precautions in place because you can never be too safe.