How long does it take to fit a boiler

If it’s time for you to replace your boiler, along with researching the right one for you and who you should get it from, you may be worrying about how long it will take to be fitted and working. We all lack free time nowadays, so it is understandable that fitting in a new boiler installation may not be at the top of your priority list.

When done efficiently, sourcing and having your boiler fitted does not have to be a painful and long experience. From gaining a quote to turning on your new boiler, it really doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. However, replacement boiler installation time can vary depending on several different factors. These include the size of your boiler, what boiler you are replacing and the type of boiler you need.

The steps to heating your home with your new boiler

Get a quote

To save yourself some time, get started with an online quote. This will give you a rough estimate on boiler replacement time and the boiler cost. These quotes can also provide you with a set date when your boiler can be installed or an estimated time frame. Getting a quote online typically takes less than ten minutes. All you will need to do is provide some basic information, such as:

  • The type of fuel used in your property
  • The type of property you live in
  • The number of radiators in your property
  • Your current boiler type and the location of the flue
  • Your contact information

Phone or home survey

If your installation is pretty standard, you may be able to have a survey done over the phone, rather than in person. This is certain to save you some time! There’s no need to worry about your engineer missing anything and causing any cost surprises, as you can send photos for them to view beforehand. You’ll avoid any added costs when the engineer comes to fit the boiler, as they’ll already know exactly what needs to be done.

However, if the installation of you boiler is going to be much more complex, you may still require a home visit for your survey. This will add some time and cost to your boiler quote. In this case, for your boiler replacement service the boiler engineer will need to visit your property to assess your boiler and its current condition. The boiler engineer should be able to give you an estimated time for boiler installation once the survey has been completed.

Once you have received with your phone or home survey and your quote has been finalised, it could take just 2-3 days until your boiler is being installed. Of course, this will depend on the company you get your boiler through, which is why choosing a company that really no what they are doing is crucial. A professional engineer should want to get the job done as quickly as possible, whilst making sure it is up to standard.

Boiler replacement

Simple replacement, same location

If your boiler is broken and you simply want to replace it for the same type of boiler, such as swapping a combi to a new combi, the fitting process will be the quickest of all options. As long as the pipe work is working fine, it should be fitted within a day.

Similar boiler, new location

If you are having a similar boiler installed but in a new location in your home, the installation process will take slightly longer. Depending on how far from the old boiler the new one is being installed, it may take an extra day to be fitted. The further away from the old location it is being installed, the longer it will take and the more it will cost.

System Upgrade

If you are having a new boiler installed that is different to your old type, that is a system upgrade. This will require re-piping in order for the new system to be fitted which will take longer than the other options discussed. A system upgrade is likely to take 2.5-3.5 days to be completed, depending on how complex your individual situation is. Boiler replacement with boiler type upgrade

In conclusion, boiler installation, can take anywhere for 1-4 days. Even if your fitting takes nearer the longer amount of time, boiler replacement is worth it for both your home and wallet. If your boiler is broken or not as energy efficient as the new options, having it replaced will only save you time and money in the long run.

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