8 Step Guide to Boiler Installation

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 correctly and has been suited to the heating demands of your home.  This will help prevent future breakdowns and costly repairs. Here at Hoopla Plumbing and Heating, our Gas Safe Registered engineers are trained to the highest standards with an abundance of quality experience.

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.

What Happens During a Boiler Installation?

  • 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.

  • Flush/clean

    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 flush prior to installation will help prevent any damage 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 Gas Safe Registered 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. 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.

  • Filter Installation     

    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, reducing any emergency plumbing costs.

  • Boiler Commissioning                               

    Once everything has been installed to standard, your engineer will need to commission your boiler. This will ensure everything is installed and running correctly.

  • Handover

    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. The regular maintenance checks you’ll need to complete during the boilers’ lifespan should also be explained to you.

  • Registration

    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. If you require a Gas Safe Engineer in the Windsor, Marlow, or Reading areas, contact Hoopla today. For a full list of our services and service areas, you can visit our website.

8 Step Guide to Boiler Installation

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