How long does boiler installation take?
If your boiler installation is a straight forward swap (e.g. a combi for a combi), the boiler engineer should be finished within the day. If you’re having a different type of boiler fitted (such as a system or a regular), or if you’d like your boiler fitted in a different location (e.g. changing the room your boiler is located), then this can make the boiler installation more difficult.
Boiler installations can vary, however our step by step guide to a boiler installation can help you understand what is required for a boiler install.
What documentation should I receive?
It is important that when you have your new boiler installed that you receive the correct documentation. Gas Safe businesses will need to notify local authorities of the new installation and they should provide you with a Building Regulations Certificate. They will also register your new boiler with Gas Safe and you should receive a Gas Safe after the boiler installation.
Benefits of choosing a Worcester Accredited Installer
– Extended guarantees
– Friendly help and advice for your specific needs
– New boiler installations, servicing and repair work
– Peace of mind with Gas Safe and OFTEC registration
A boiler installation usually takes between 1-3 days to complete depending on the complexity of the job. However, most straightforward like for like swaps can be carried out in the space of a day. The installation process and length of time then varies depending on your requirements. Here are some of the steps your installer may take when fitting your new boiler:
What happens during a boiler installation?
The removal of the current boiler is a typical place installers will start. The length of time this takes again depends on the complexity of the job and the existing system.
According to British Standards, the installer should flush or clean your system. The type of clean may vary depending on the systems condition; a chemical flush may be sufficient or a power flush may be required. It’s important to keep your system water as clean as possible, specifically when having a new boiler installed. A system flush prior to installation will avoid any damage that system debris may cause to your new boiler.
The fitting of your new boiler may require changes or upgrades to your pipework. Pipework may not be a straightforward job, so have the potential to take up a large amount of the installer’s time.
The installer will fit your new boiler either in the location of your old boiler, or in a new location. You can change the location of your boiler, however moving your boiler will take extra time and cost. It is important to listen to the installers recommendations.
Your installer should recommend a system filter is fitted alongside your new boiler inline with British Standards best practice. A system filter is designed to protect your boiler from any debris or sludge that may occur over time; to prevent this the installer will also treat the system with a cleaner first, followed by an inhibitor to prevent corrosion. The system filter ensures your boiler remains efficient and as ‘clean’ as possible, providing the whole house with system comfort. Additionally, other accessories will be fitted such as a control, filling loops, flue and any other accessories you may have purchased
Once your new boiler is fully installed and the relevant pipework completed, your installer will commission the system to ensure everything is working as it should.
Make sure your installer completes a handover with you once the work is finished so you’re as informed as possible, know how to operate the boiler, use the controls and understand some basic maintenance checks that you may have to do during the boiler’s lifetime; such as topping the pressure up in the system and bleeding a radiator.