Every boiler under the sun comes with a life span. Once the span is over, you have to replace it with a new one. The question is how long does it take for boiler installation? In this fast-paced life, time is invaluable and consumers want to save both money and time on installing a boiler.
An experienced plumber in London provides a pictorial description of the process involved in installing the gadget in the following sections of the blog post. This will give you a broad idea about the time required for the job.
Once you’ve contacted and spoken to our qualified plumbing experts at 4D Heating and Plumbing, we’ll gauge the volume of work needs to be done and give you a deadline based on our assessment. Usually the installation is done within 2 to 3 days of getting your call. The procedure itself may last anywhere between 8 hours to full day or even longer based on the complexity and the volume of work involved in a project.
A boiler installation involves the following procedures:
Survey of the site
Our experts will reach your home to survey the site to draw the best installation strategy. However, our qualified and experienced mechanics can handle normal installations by surveying over the phone, provided that is what a client wants. Based on the inputs available from the survey, our engineers will tell you a probable time frame to get the job done.
Straight replacement or swapping
When a boiler gets broken, customers usually swap it for a new boiler of the same capacity. If you select a combi boiler swapping, you can be assured it takes the least time. Our plumbing engineers will make use of the existing network of pipes, provided it is in a good working condition. Our task will take hardly a day. Sometimes, existing pipes do not fit into a new boiler and in such cases our job is likely to get little stretched. As per latest building regulations, when you’re installing a new boiler the gas pipeline also needs to be upgraded, which is an additional task and requires time.
Installing boiler at new location
At 4D Heating and Plumbing, we’ve some of the best boiler installation engineers in London. If you want moving your boiler to a new location, our mechanics can do it easily with the minimal hassle. But such cases demand longer time. We’ve to cap off the existing gas pipe connection and redirect it to the new location. Depending on the existing condition, we may have to work on certain sections of the pipe-work to make sure the radiators heat up. Additional work requires additional time. Remember, the further away the new location of your boiler is from the existing one, the more labour and time the job involves with additional expenses.
Upgrading existing systems
Fitting a system boiler involves a little more complexity and hence, takes longer time. For example, if you’re having a system upgrade by installing a new boiler which is completely different to the existing one, it’s bound to be a lengthy process. Ordinary people often fail understanding the technical aspect involved in boiler installation. But it is because of these technicalities that installation of the gadget takes so much time. A small example here will be more helpful. Suppose you’ve decided to switch from a system boiler to a combi one. System boilers make use of a cylinder, whereas combi boilers do not. In such cases, our experts first have to uninstall the cylinder and rework on the pipe network of your central heating system.
On the other hand when you’re replacing a combi boiler with a system boiler, our engineers require additional time to install the cylinder that comes with it. The pipe network also has to be installed accordingly to feed the new system. Taking all these complexities into consideration, a system upgrade takes about two and half to three and half days to get finished.
At 4D Heating and Plumbing, we offer a no obligation quote for boiler installation. We also follow fair and accurate pricing system without any hidden charge involved. We offer one of the most reasonable boiler installation costs across London that easily fit every budget. In order to get our accurate no obligation quote, we request clients to decide on the following factors beforehand:
- The fuel type to be used in your boiler system
- The type of property you possess
- The existing boiler type and its location
- The number of radiators across your home or building
Along with that your detailed contact information is obviously required.