1. Removal of the old boiler
The removal of the current boiler is a typical place installers will start. The length of time this takes again depends on the complexity of the job and the existing system.
According to British Standards, the installer should flush or clean your system. The type of clean may vary depending on the systems condition; a chemical flush may be sufficient or a power flush may be required. It’s important to keep your system water as clean as possible, specifically when having a new boiler installed.
3. Upgrades/changes to pipework
The fitting of your new boiler may require changes or upgrades to your pipework. Pipework may not be a straightforward job, so have the potential to take up a large amount of the installer’s time.
4. Fitting of the boiler
The installer will fit your new boiler either in the location of your old boiler, or in a new location. You can change the location of your boiler, however moving your boiler will take extra time and cost. It is important to listen to the installers recommendations.
Your installer should recommend a system filter is fitted alongside your new boiler inline with British Standards best practice. A system filter is designed to protect your boiler from any debris or sludge that may occur over time; to prevent this the installer will also treat the system with a cleaner first, followed by an inhibitor to prevent corrosion. The system filter ensures your boiler remains efficient and as ‘clean’ as possible, providing the whole house with system comfort. Additionally, other accessories will be fitted such as a control, filling loops, flue and any other accessories you may have purchased
6. Commissioning of the system
Once your new boiler is fully installed and the relevant pipework completed, your installer will commission the system to ensure everything is working as it should.
Make sure your installer completes a handover with you once the work is finished so you’re as informed as possible, know how to operate the boiler, use the controls and understand some basic maintenance checks that you may have to do during the boiler’s lifetime; such as topping the pressure up in the system and bleeding a radiator.
Either the homeowner or installer will need to register the boiler with the boiler manufacturer so your product’s guarantee is valid, making sure you are covered if you are unfortunate enough to experience any issues.