Boiler Replacement & Installation
Do I need a boiler replacement?
Making sure your boiler is well maintained with regular services will help maintain the lifespan of your boiler. Unfortunately, boilers have a shelf life, with constant use it’s inevitable that it will eventually need replacing.
There are certain indicators that will help you to know when you need to replace your boiler. Failing to replace it on time will not only make it inefficient and unreliable, but it will also become even more costly to heat your home. Understanding the best time to replace your boiler will save you time and money.
These are some of the key signs that will help you know when your boiler is due for replacement;
- The boiler produces a yellow flame instead of a blue flame. That is a sign that full combustion is not taking place.
- Leakage in the system
- Visible signs of corrosion
- The boiler takes longer than usual to heat
- Bad odor coming from the boiler
- It isn’t easy to get replacement parts. This means your model is likely outdated
FAQs – Frequently asked questions
What is the process of getting my boiler replaced?
Once you understand that you want to replace the existing boiler, you’ll need to get quotes from an engineer on the boiler replacement and installation.
During replacement, you can install the same type of boiler in the exact position the older one was. Another option is changing the type of boiler but installing it in the same place. Changing both the boiler type and position may also be ideal. Discussing it with an expert will help you make the right decision.
Once you hire a gas-registered engineer, they will begin by removing the existing unit. The expert also knows whether they will need water valves or not. How they handle the system will depend on the boiler that you choose. During installation, the expert will connect the boiler using valves and pumps to the main water supply.
After connection, the engineer should make sure they test everything to be sure all is well. The professional will make sure the central system is working properly so that heating can take place. That requires turning on the hot water and the thermostat to see whether everything is working as expected.
How long does it take to install a boiler?
The simplest way to change the boiler is by replacing it with something similar to what you were using before. If you do not change the model, replacing it will take a short time. A similar boiler replacement will not require any additional fittings. It will also not need extra power or replacement of a thermostat.
However, if you choose to change the system, the replacement may take a longer period. The expert handling your system will need to be careful when handling pipes to ensure they are installed in the best way possible. It all depends on what you are doing and the installation expert you hire. The number of changes you are making determines how much time you need. The engineer should be able to install a new boiler on the same day.
How much does boiler installation cost?
Your boiler installation cost will depend on how much work needs to be done and the cost of the boiler. Getting an expert to get boiler prices for you and providing installation quotes will provide you a clearer idea on the cost. Typically a boiler replacement and installation can cost upwards of £1500 .
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