How Long Do Boilers Take to Install?

by | 15/ 02/ 22

For any homeowner, a broken-down boiler is one of the biggest inconveniences you can experience. You’ll be without hot water and heating until you can have it repaired or replaced. This will be especially unpleasant if it happens during the cold winter months.  The precise length of time it will take to install your new boiler will depend on a variety of factors, such as the complexity of the installation, the layout of your house, and the availability of parts and models. The following article will help to remove some of the uncertainty of the process, and help you get your heating up and running again with minimal impact on your busy life.


What is involved in a boiler installation?

Arranging the installation
When your current boiler breaks down, you will need to call up your heating service company and arrange for an engineer to fit a new one. You will need to let them know your current boiler type as well as answering a few key questions about your home. You will then have a choice of new boilers to choose from if you would like an upgrade. Depending on the availability of the engineer and yourself, you may have to wait a few days for your appointment.

Removing the old boiler
When the engineer arrives, they can present you with their identification to prove they are Gas Safe registered and will commence work on removing the old boiler. At the end of the job, this will be disposed of safely.

Installing the new boiler
Once the old boiler has been removed, the new one will be installed in the same location, unless otherwise specified. They will then test the boiler and ensure your hot water and heating are back up and running.


What factors will affect the installation time

Although the boiler installation process follows this rough sequence, there are a number of factors that could affect the time it takes. These include:

Boiler type

There is a huge range of different boiler types on the market, all with various features and functions. The time it takes to get your hot water back will depend on the type of boiler you have chosen. If you’re replacing an old combi boiler with a new combi boiler, the straight swap could be completed within a day. However, if you are upgrading from an old system boiler or back boiler, then there is a lot more work to be done.


Are you getting any upgrades or additional features such as installing smart controls or getting a system Powerflush? If so, expect additional time.

Safety concerns

If your engineer comes across old heating mechanisms that don’t meet current regulations, they will legally have to replace them. This takes time and could delay your installation.

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