If you are considering a new boiler then you might be wondering what sort of disruption it will cause.
If you are thinking of having a new system installed, then the summer months are usually the best time to have it installed because it’s when you rely on your boiler the least. Along with this, if you choose the right company, then the installation will be simple and stress-free.
What Disruption Can It Cause?
We cannot lie, it will cause a small amount of disruption. You might find that carpets need to be lifted and there might be some mess. However, we pride ourselves on working as cleanly as possible and we will leave your property as clean as it was when we arrived.
Installing Central Heating – How Long Does it Take?
A new central heating will often take between 1 and 5 days. This will depend on the size of your home, the number of radiators and how many engineers will handle the job.
In order to gain an understanding of how disruptive it might be, we will look at this in more detail.
What Happens When a New Central Heating System is Installed
The installation of a new central heating will include the following:
- You will have a new, more efficient boiler that will reduce bills.
- A new heat distribution system will be installed
- The radiators are connected to the boiler with new pipework
- Once all radiators are in place, the heating controls will be fitted
- The system will be filled with water once everything is in place.
- The new boiler will be started, allowing the engineer to carry out checks and adjustments
Is it Possible to Minimise Disruption When Having Central Heating Installed?
During the fitting of pipework and radiations, the whole property will need to be accessed. In many cases, people choose to be out of the house while this takes place.
In order to minimise disruption and ready yourself, there are some things you can consider:
- You won’t have access to heating while the work takes place, so choose the summer months where possible. If you opt for the winter months, make sure you have electric heaters available.
- Your water supply will be turned off during works so ensure that you have enough water to see you through the duration of the installation
- There will be no gas, which is something to bear in mind if you have a gas cooker. So, consider planning meals or even treat yourself to a takeaway!
- Remove valuable items and belongings from the work areas
- Cover all carpets with sheets, especially in those areas where the radiators are located as this will help to prevent damage.
- Speak with us prior to the installation. We can answer questions and help you to plan accordingly.
Is There a Good Time to Have Central Heating Installed?
You might have noticed that we have touched on this already but if you want to reduce disruption, then the summer months are the best months to have your system installed. This is because you will not be as reliant on your system to keep you warm. You will also find that engineers are often quieter during the summer months as boiler breakdowns are reduced. This should mean that you can find a date that works better for you.
Is it Worth All The Disruption?
Of course it is. After all, you’re in need of a new system and cannot live without one. Furthermore, there are a range of benefits that come with having a new boiler installed, which makes the disruption even more worthwhile. The Benefits are:
- Enhanced Comfort – With a new central heating system, you will be using a system that is better than the one you replaced. It will be more efficient and reliable and that means that when Winter arrives, your home will be warmer and more comfortable.
- Lower Costs – Having a new central heating system installed could help you to make savings on your heating bills. Old systems and radiators won’t be as efficient which means that you were likely to be paying higher bills. So, by replacing your heating system with a more efficient system, your boiler won’t need to work as hard to heat up your home and that can help you to save money.
- Better Control – Central heating has evolved in recent years and these developments have been driven by technology. This means that you can have greater control over your system through the use of smart thermostats. These can help your system to adapt to your behaviours and TRV’s will enable you to control the temperature in each room. What’s more, you can even control it all remotely!
- They’re quieter – Old boilers can make a lot of noise such as banging and clunking. With a new boiler, you will have a silent heating system that you know is problem-free!
- Compact – New, modern boilers are smaller and that means that they are often easy to install in locations that are out of sight, such as a cupboard.
Improved Reliability – Wear and tear is something that occurs with all appliances and in a heating system, this can translate into a lack of reliability. Certain components will begin to wear out and the system can suffer from a build-up of sludge. As developments have been made in technology, it has meant that new appliances and parts have become more reliable and this means fewer repairs and call outs.
- Warranty – New boilers now come with even better warranties and this can range from 1 year to 10 years. This provides complete peace of mind as any problems during the warranty period will be covered by the manufacturer. If you have an older boiler and your warranty has ended, then opting for a new model could give you the peace of mind that you are looking for should any problems arise.
What is the Cost of a New Central Heating System?
A new central heating system should be seen as an investment and we hope that we have shown just what you can get from a new system.
The cost of installing a new system will be dependent on a number of variables. This can include the number of radiators you have, the type of boiler and the work involved with new pipework. Your heating engineer will also talk through your options when it comes to TRV’s, thermostats and underfloor heating.
To gain a clear idea of what a central heating will cost, take a look at our online quotation form or get in touch with us to find out more. We are always available and willing to help!