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Concerned that you’ll have to take a lot of time off work to oversee the installation of your new boiler? Before you book a week of your hard-earned annual leave, it’s well worth learning more about the various factors that can affect how long it takes to fit a new boiler. From your choice of boiler type to whether you require boiler relocation, these decisions can make all the difference as to whether your boiler installation takes just a few hours or a few days. In this article we explore the question of how long it takes to install a new boiler.

How long does it take for a new boiler to be fitted?

So, how long does it take to install a boiler that’s a like-for-like model of your existing boiler? As the most straightforward type of boiler installation, simple boiler swaps require the most minimal amount of labour and time, often taking just three to six hours for an experienced engineer.

Can a boiler be fitted in a day?

In most cases, a boiler can be fitted in day by a qualified engineer – especially if it’s a like-for-like installation.

However, if you want to change the type of boiler you have for a different system (for example, swapping a conventional boiler for a combi boiler) or move the location of your boiler, this is likely to take longer than just a day due to the additional labour and pipework.

How long does it take to replace a boiler system?

Unlike replacing one boiler for a like-for-like model, fitting a new boiler system naturally takes longer. This type of installation is referred to as a boiler conversion installation and requires the reconfiguration of the pipework setup as well as the removal of any unnecessary tanks and cylinders.

For example, if you want to swap your existing conventional boiler for a more energy-efficient combi boiler, then the engineer would need to remove both the hot water storage cylinder and water tank. As a result, more time and labour is needed to complete the installation – typically two to three days of work.

Is fitting a new boiler messy?

Concerned about mounting mess following your boiler installation? In some cases, such as like-for-like boiler swap installations, there is only minimal mess to deal with. However, if you require a conversion boiler installation or want to explore boiler relocation, there will typically be more mess.

Depending on the type of conversion installation you require, this extra mess is likely caused by the removal or installation of storage tanks and pipework. Similarly, if you require a new flue due to a change in boiler location, then there’s likely to be additional dirt and debris from where the flue has been fitted.

At Zenith Eco Solutions, our engineers are both professional and courteous, meaning we’ll clean up after ourselves following your new boiler installation. We’ll also ensure your old boiler is safely collected, so you don’t have to worry about costly or time-consuming disposal.

What other factors can affect how long it takes to fit a boiler?

Whether you require a like-for-like boiler installation or a conversion boiler installation will be the biggest factor affecting how long it takes an engineer to fit your new boiler. However, there are other factors that can also significantly impact the installation time – simply carry on reading to learn more.

Boiler relocation

When answering the question ‘how long does it take to install a boiler’, it’s important not to overlook how much extra time a boiler relocation can add to the process.

Regardless of whether you want more space or less boiler noise, boiler relocation can add value to your home. However, it comes at a higher price due to the additional labour and time needed.

For example, if you want an upstairs boiler tucked away in an airing cupboard instead of a downstairs boiler in the centre of your living room, then you will typically require an entirely new flue. This is because downstairs boilers tend to have horizontal flues, whereas upstairs boilers often have vertical flues to expel fumes through the loft.

Boiler type

The type of boiler you choose will have a huge impact on how long it takes to be fitted. From combi boilers to system boilers and conventional boilers, each one has different installation requirements, so naturally the time it takes to fit each one differs.

Property access

While difficult or inadequate access is a more common reason for delay in tenanted properties, poor access to the boiler can affect the time it takes to complete any boiler installation project. Easy access to the boiler (and the property itself!) can ensure a much quicker boiler fit.

Receive an instant boiler installation quote

Eager to replace your existing boiler with a new, more energy-efficient model? For an instant boiler installation quote that meets your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact the helpful team at Zenith Eco Solutions.

Our Gas Safe certified engineers has extensive experience with installing energy-efficient boilers alongside other forward-thinking and eco-conscious energy solutions in homes and businesses across the UK.

Experts in every stage of the boiler replacement and installation process, we can help you to pick the right boiler model and location for the install in your property. Concerned about the cost? With low-interest finance options to explore, heating your home needn’t come with an unaffordable price tag.

To learn more about the various high-quality boilers available through Zenith Eco Solutions or to receive a more accurate boiler installation quote, why not reach out to our knowledgeable team today?

You can either discuss your specific boiler installation requirements with a member of our team by giving us a call on 0800 0548 706 or sending your enquiry using our handy online contact form.

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