How long does it take to install a boiler?

Posted February 22, 2022 by Jon Matthews

Replacing a gas boiler isn’t the most exciting home upgrade you’ll ever make, but it might just be the most important.

Even if you’ve taken good care of your unit through regular servicing, the boiler won’t last forever. A registered Gas Safe engineer will be required to complete the new boiler install, not least because you need a gas safety certificate. Here’s what you can expect from the process.

How long does a boiler install take?

In today’s climate, it is almost certain that you will be looking to add a new combi gas boiler. As such, the timeframes are fairly standard, irrespective of the type of boiler you currently have. Before starting the process, you should be prepared for a survey. This can take place through a home visit or a video consultation while our engineer will provide a quote on the cost and times expected. This usually takes less than an hour.

Following this, your boiler install will include the removal of your old boiler, removal of waste for recycling as well as the installation of the new one.

At Aquila Heating, we understand that swapping/upgrading your boiler can be disruptive and you can sometimes you can be left without heating and/or hot water for several days, therefore at Aquila we always aim to have the following works carried out in 1 day.

  • Replacing an old combi boiler with a new combi boiler
  • Replacing an old system boiler or regular boiler with a combi boiler
  • Replacing a back boiler with a combi boiler

What complexities could extend the duration?

All of the above time scales are accurate even when you want to move your boiler to a new location or if your gas pipe requires upgrading from 15mm to 22 or 28mm. If there are additional factors such as new radiators, valves or complex wiring for smart controls, we would expect a further 1/2 to a full day, but still with aim of restoring heating and hot water by the end of the 1st day of installation.

Whichever service is used, your Gas Safe registered engineer will also dispose of the old boiler in a safe manner while additionally cleaning all mess from your property. To learn more, call Aquila Heating and Plumbing on 01925 234 450 now.