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 involved will depend on 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 as well as the installation of the new one. The following timeframes can be expected:

  • Replacing an old combi boiler with a new combi boiler = 1 day
  • Replacing an old system boiler or regular boiler with a combi boiler = 2 days
  • Replacing a back boiler with a combi boiler = 2 days

What complexities could extend the duration?

All of the above times are accurate when keeping the boiler in the same location. When you want to move it to a new setting, you can expect to add half a day to the timescales. If your pipes are built with the old 15mm regulations in mind, rather than the new 22mm rules, this will need correcting too. This can add an extra day to your boiler 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.