Your boiler is the heart of your home and is responsible for making your home warm and cosy, as well as fulfilling your hot water needs. Therefore, it is essential your system is installed properly and has been correctly suited to your needs. This will help prevent future breakdowns and costly repairs. At Origin, we pride ourselves on installing boiler systems efficiently and effectively.
Once you have found the engineer to install your new boiler, the next step is to get a quote. This will enable you to work out how much money you’ll need to finance your new boiler. The engineer will also be able to explain potential running costs to you, once the type of system you need has been decided.
It’s also helpful to know exactly what takes place during the boiler installation process, just so you know what to expect on the day. Our quick guide to boiler installations will run through what takes place, all step-by-step.
What happens on installation day?
Removal of old boiler
Firstly, your engineer will remove your old boiler system. The length of time this will take depends on the system your engineer is removing and the complexity of the job.
Once your old boiler has been removed, the system will need to be flushed and cleaned. When having a new boiler installed, it is important to ensure that the water in the system is as clean as possible. A Powerflush prior to installation will help prevent any damage from being caused by debris from your old system.
Upgrades to your pipework
Your pipes may need to be replaced or updated to ensure the efficiency of your new system. This isn’t always a simple job and can take up a large amount of your engineer’s time if this action is necessary.
Fitting your boiler
Once all the preparations have been completed, it’s time for your engineer to install your new boiler. You can change the location of your boiler if you wish, but this may add extra time to the process. Smaller boiler systems can be placed in cupboards to disguise their appearance. If you are having a new bathroom, you may need extra space requiring a larger system, so the loft may be more suitable. It’s always best to ask for and listen to an engineer’s advice on where would be the best location for your system within your home.
It is usually recommended to install a filter system alongside your boiler. This will collect any debris or sludge that builds up over time and protect your boiler. This will ensure your system remains clean and runs efficiently.
Once everything has been installed to standard, your engineer will need to commission your boiler. The boiler commissioning procedure involves checking that your new boiler installation is installed and set up correctly. This helps ensure you are gaining maximum efficiency from your heating and hot water products. This can help to put steps in place to avoid common boiler issues.
Once all the above steps have been completed and your boiler is running efficiently, your engineer should then complete a handover with you. This includes explaining to you how your system works and any warranties it comes with. Regular maintenance checks you’ll need to complete during the boilers’ lifespan should also be explained to you.
Once the installation is complete, either the homeowner or the engineer will need to register the boiler. This will ensure your warranty is valid, making sure you are covered if you were to experience any issues.
Ensuring your boiler is installed correctly is essential in preventing any unnecessary breakdowns or repairs. You can contact us to book your boiler installation/get a quote or answer any relevant questions you may have.