A Step by Step Guide to Boiler Installation

When it comes to having a new boiler, there is a lot about the process that many people do not know about. After all, you’re not really expected to know and unless someone shows you, you’ve no reason to know. However, it can help to understand the process so you can get an idea of what it entails and what you should expect.

Of course, you will put your trust in a Gas Safe Registered company like us at Prime Time Boilers, but it still helps to understand the work that they will be doing.

The process of finding and installing a new boiler can prove stressful because it is a big decision that you have to get right. With so many things to think about, as well as the cost, it’s easy to see why so many choose to put it off. However, we never recommend leaving your boiler too long until you have it replaced, especially if you know that it is faulty as this could lead to a whole range of problems such as water leaks, gas leaks and even explosion and death. So, we have created a small guide to boiler installation that can help you to get your head around the process and what you need to think about.

It will cover some of the usual considerations that you will need to make before you have your new boiler installed but it will also provide information on the installation process and beyond that. 

The Right Boiler For You

When you turn to Prime Time Boilers, we do everything possible to make the process as easy as possible. From our expertise to our online quote tool, you can find a boiler that fits your home and your needs with ease. There are some considerations to make with this and we can help with that if you need us to.

Consider How Much Water You Use - If you have a large family and a large home, you are more likely to use a lot of water than a house with one person living in it. So, if your water demand is high, you are probably better off going for a conventional boiler.

The Space You Have - If your home is lacking space, a combi boiler will be a good option as you don’t need a hot water cylinder to be installed with it. This can help to free up valuable space.

Where You Want the Boiler Located - There are some places around the home that are best when it comes to installing your boiler. This can include the kitchen or certain cupboard as this helps to make installation easy but also less disruptive. Of course, you can place the boiler anywhere you like but just remember that this might come with extra work and extra cost. 

Choosing a Safe Boiler Installation Expert

So, you might have an idea what boiler you want or need but now you need someone to install it for you. The main thing to ensure is that the engineer is Gas Safe Registered and you should ask to see proof. You should also speak to others, carry out research online and check out online reviews as these can all help you to make an informed decision.

When Should You Have Your Boiler Installed?

You might not always be able to choose when your boiler is installed, especially if it breaks down without any warning. However, if you opt for the summer months, then you will have more of a chance of finding a time that suits you. Along with this, this is the time when you use your heating less and require less hot water which means less disruption.

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The Different Types of Boilers

There are three main types of boiler and these are known as the combi, the system boiler and the conventionional. The right one for you will depend on things such as whether you have a gas connection, how much hot water you use, the space you have and how efficient you want your system to be. If you opt for the same boiler, then the installation will be easier but there are plenty of benefits of switching to a new boiler such as one that offers better energy efficiency.

The Installation Process

Your engineer should aim to make the installation as simple and hassle-free as possible. They should have the right equipment and tools as well as protect your carpets and flooring.

1. Prior to Starting Work

Your engineer will check a few things to begin with such as the number of radiators you have, your water pressure, where your existing boiler is located and the number of bathrooms you have.

2. Installation day

If the installation is a straight swap, which means installing a combi for a combie as an example, then you can expect the work to be completed in a day. Although, if your existing system is old or if you are changing to a different type, there could be complications which make the installation more time-consuming. Furthermore, you will also need to go through the settings so you understand how it works.

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3. The Cost

The cost of a boiler can vary depending on the type of boiler, the size of your home and the work involved but fortunately, you can spread the cost of your boiler over a specific period, helping to make it more affordable. We have a clear quoting system that enables you to provide details before we give you the price of a new boiler, making it quick and easy.

4. Obtaining the Right Documentation

If the boiler is being installed in a business premises then it is important that you have all the necessary documentation to comply with Building Regulations and Gas Safe rules. You will need to inform the local authorities once a new gas appliance has been installed and you should receive a Building Regulations Certificate along with a Benchmark Certificate to prove compliance.

5. After the Installation

You should ensure that the work comes with a guarantee which is what we offer at Prime Time Boilers. This will ensure that the work is covered should any problems arise. This is something that you should find out before the work begins.

Finally, you should also look to put a servicing plan in place. While your new boiler will have a manufacturer's guarantee, that isn’t enough to ensure you don’t have problems. Therefore, you should make sure that you either remember to book a service each year or you take out an affordable servicing plan that takes care of everything for you.

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I was really concerned about getting a new boiler by a company I found on the internet. We need not have worried in fact quite the opposite. Excellent communication, great price, lovely office staff, fantastic installation team. No mess, no bother I just wish that we had done it years ago. They moved the boiler out of the kitchen into the airing cupboard, silent boiler fabulous shower pressure no tanks in the loft. They stayed until about 9 pm to finish the job that day. We can't thank you enough.

J.P. Warner

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

My experience with Prime Time Boilers has been truly excellent all the way. My old boiler was deemed dangerous to use at this year check-up; I called Prime Time Boiler, a very experienced engineer came to visit us and gave us advice on which boiler to buy according to our type of house and family needs; very soon after we had a brand new boiler and cylinder tank replaced by two professional and polite workers. We have also set up a yearly boiler protection plan. All was at convenient prices compared to what other companies were offering. Thank you.

Anna Battaglia

Dartford, Kent

Excellent job done by Ray, Jack and Mitch to install my new Worcester Bosch Combi Boiler. The job was a conversion from a conventional system and involved moving the boiler from downstairs to the upstairs airing cupboard and taking the flue up through the roof. Routing the condense pipe to avoid the possibility of freezing in winter was also a complicated job but well done. New gas lines were installed and all the old iron gas pipes were disconnected and made safe. All the work was performed in a highly professional manner and I am very satisfied with the new boiler.

Andrew Maguraushe

Chelmsford, Essex

Great service all round, had a friendly site visit to assess the issue of having to install a new boiler and flu which was tricky to due to flat above. They were knowledgeable and competitive and the payment plan was perfect for our needs. The actual installation was very quick the engineer was very professional and tidy so happy days. We hope to get another job sorted with them soon for a different property.

Jessica Farmiloe

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Magnetic Filter 
We install a Magnetic Filter with every new boiler. Protecting your boiler from any sludge or debris and keeping the insides of your boiler like new for years to come.

Limescale Filter
If you new boiler is connected to the main water supply we will install a Limescale Filter to protect your new boiler from any limescale in the water.

Professional Installation
Every single installation is carried out by Prime Time Engineers who are experienced, gas safe qualified, professional, tidy and friendly.

Chemical Flush
We will perform a Chemical Flush on your central heating system to rid it of any sludge and debris, prolonging the life of your new boiler and helping it to run more efficiently.

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We offer a FREE Hive Smart Thermostat with every combi boiler we install, bringing your central heating system up to date and turning it into a “smart” central heating system, giving you unparalleled levels of control and home comfort while saving you money on your gas bill.

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WHAT WE OFFER

Here at Prime Time Boilers we are boiler installation specialists. We supply and install Premium A Rated Boilers 24/7 365 days a year, whether you need a Combination Boiler, a Conventional/ Regular Boiler or you want to remove your cylinder and upgrade your current heating system to a combination system we are here to help. We even supply and install radiators too!

Every single installation is carried out by Prime Time Engineers who are Gas Safe registered, fully qualified, experienced, tidy, friendly and professional. We work hard to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction which can be seen from the wonderful reviews customers leave us. We are able to offer you a seamless and hassle free experience from start to finish with flexible 0% APR payment options and warranties of up to 12 years.

If your boiler is broken and its an emergency we can even offer you Installation slots within 48 hours of your enquiry.

All you have to do is enter some property information and details into our calculator and you will be taken to your instant quotation. For your convenience, one of our experts will also email you a copy of your quotation within a couple of minutes so please remember to check your inbox!

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With our choice of flexible payment options you can have an A Rated Energy Efficient Boiler installed from as little as £9.99 a month†, we also offer an Interest Free Option and a Buy Now Pay Later option meaning you can have your boiler replaced today and pay for it in a years time!

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Our Boilers come with a 12 year Parts and Labour Warranty direct from the Manufacturer! Meaning you can rest assured that your new Boiler is in safe hands, if you have any problems we are here to help and will be for the lifetime of your boiler.

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A new Energy Efficient A Rated Boiler could save you a massive amount off your gas bill compared to an old boiler, combine that with our energy saving smart thermostats and you could be looking at a big decrease in your monthly bills.

We offer a FREE Hive Smart Thermostat with every combi boiler we install, bringing your central heating system up to date and turning it into a "smart" central heating system, giving you unparalleled levels of control and home comfort while saving you money on your gas bill.

We will perform a Chemical Flush on your central heating system to rid it of any sludge and debris, prolonging the life of your new boiler and helping it to run more efficiently.

12 Year Parts and Labour Warranty with a 24 Hour Response Time and an optional Annual Boiler Service Plan.

To carry out our work we only use experienced and vetted Gas Safe registered engineers to ensure all our work is carried out to the highest possible standard, meaning that the engineer that carries out your installation will be an experienced tradesmen and will be able to carry out an excellent job from start to finish. He will also help with any questions you may have on the day.

Our Gas Safe registered engineers have carried out thousands of boiler installations between them and have a wealth of knowledge suitable for any heating system. Our whole team has the benefit of being able to tap into this wealth of knowledge which can help us provide a better overall service to our customers.

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