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When considering a new boiler installation, one of the most common questions homeowners have is, “How long will it take?” The duration of a boiler installation can vary significantly depending on several factors including the type of boiler, the complexity of your heating system, and the specifics of your home’s setup.


1. Type of Boiler

The type of boiler you choose to install plays a crucial role in determining how long the installation will take. Combi boilers, for example, are often quicker to install as they don’t require additional hot water storage tanks. On the other hand, system and conventional boilers might take a bit longer due to the complexity involved in setting up hot water cylinders and expansion tanks.


2. Replacing or Switching Boiler Types

If you are replacing an old boiler with a new one of the same type, the installation process is generally quicker—often completed within a day. However, if you are switching from one type of boiler to another, such as from a conventional to a combi boiler, the installation might take 2-3 days due to additional work like removing old tanks and adapting pipework.


3. Adjustments to Pipework

Sometimes, installing a new boiler involves making changes to your existing pipework. If adjustments or replacements are needed, this can extend the installation time. Our engineers ensure that your new boiler is not only installed correctly but also complies with the latest safety standards and efficiency guidelines.


4. Flue and Ventilation Adjustments

Your new boiler will need a safe and efficient exhaust system. Modifications to the flue and ventilation can add to the installation time, especially if the new boiler’s flue system is different from the previous setup.


5. System Testing and Customer Training

After the physical installation, we conduct thorough testing of the boiler to ensure everything is working seamlessly. This includes checking for leaks and testing all controls. Additionally, we spend time with you to explain the new system’s features and how to operate your new boiler effectively.


Installation Time Estimate

A straightforward combi boiler replacement typically takes about 4-6 hours, whereas a full system change could require 2-3 days. However, every home is unique, and we strive to minimise disruption.


In Clydebank, Bishopbriggs, Bearsden, Killearn, and Balfron, our experienced team ensures your new boiler is installed with precision and care. If you’re considering a new boiler, contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your needs!