For most, boiler installations aren’t a regular occurrence, which is why it can be a little bit of a minefield.
We’re here with some frequently asked questions and answers to help you on your way with your next boiler installation.
How does it work?
There are a few different ways in which boiler installations can be completed depending on whether the installation is brand new, and/ or the type of boiler being installed. However, there are three basic steps that each process will follow.
Removing your old boiler:
Before your heating engineer can install your new boiler, the old one will need to be carefully removed.
To make this easier, quicker, and safe for your engineer, it’s best to clear the space around your boiler to make it accessible and provide clear and safe access to and from the boiler.
Your boiler may be in a cupboard or in your loft space, ensure the pathway is clear and if there are ladders etc they are safe for your engineer.
In some cases, your engineer may need to remove some old pipework or radiators before installing the new boiler.
New boiler installation:
This part is usually a lot quicker than you think, especially if the new boiler is similar to the old one that was removed.
After completing the installation and checking everything is in good working order, you’re good to go!
Once set up, your engineer will talk you through the new boiler and its functionality. If you have any questions, it’s best to ask them here.
Your engineer should talk you through how to use your new heating system efficiently, helping you to save money and the environment.
A full boiler installation will usually take between 1 to 3 days to complete depending on how complex the removal and new installation is.
Speak with your heating engineer for more information about your specific circumstance for a more accurate timescale.
How often should I replace my boiler?
Generally speaking, a boiler has a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years, however, it may last longer with good care.
Having your boiler serviced can help to improve the lifespan of your boiler and help to prevent costly fixes.
If you find that your boiler is frequently experiencing issues and they are becoming too expensive to keep up with, it may be worth considering a new boiler.
Speak with your local qualified heating engineer to help guide you on the best time to replace your boiler.
How often should I get my boiler serviced?
Although your boiler may not be broken or experiencing issues, it’s best to service your boiler once a year.
An annual service on your boiler could help to highlight issues before they become urgent or overly expensive; it also helps to keep your boiler running more efficiently, prolonging the lifespan of your heating system and saving you money in the long run.
Who can install a new boiler for me?
Speak with your local gas-safe heating engineer and plumber for your new boiler installation.
Lazard plumbing are made up of fully qualified engineers, available to cover plumbing, heating and boiler repair, replacement, and installations in Hornchurch, Essex and surrounding areas.
If you’re looking for a boiler installation or just need some advice on what steps you should take next, speak with our team of experts today.
For complete peace of mind home plumbing solutions, contact our friendly team on 01708 502 346.