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How Long Do Boilers Take to Install?


Are you considering getting a new boiler installed in your home? If so, you’ve come to the right place for advice and guidance. Installing a boiler is no small job and involves a decent amount of labor – but how much time should it take? In this blog post, the team at Robinson Heating and Air Conditioning will discuss how long the actual process takes and the various steps involved so you can fully understand the boiler installation process. 

How Long Does Boiler Installation Take?

If you’ve been considering a boiler replacement or considering which central heating system would be best for your new home, then you’re probably wondering just how long a boiler installation will take. Since all boiler installations differ in complexity and the amount of work needed to set up the system, boiler installation time can vary from one home to the next. The good news is that boiler installation is typically completed over the course of one to three days. 

If you’re merely replacing an existing boiler but keeping the radiators and piping system, it can often be completed in just one day. On the other hand, if you’re installing an entirely new boiler and radiators, it can take several days for it all to be properly set up. Either way, no matter what size boiler you install or how you opt to have it installed, it won’t be long before your house is happily heated by your new boiler!

Boiler Installation Steps

No matter the specifics of your project, our expert technicians will carry out the boiler installation quickly and safely so that you can get back to living comfortably in no time! While every project may vary slightly, here are the general steps for residential boiler installation:

1. Determine the location of the boiler

The boiler should be installed in a location that is easily accessible for maintenance and repair, and that has enough space for proper ventilation. It should also be close to the fuel source and the water supply. Installing a new boiler in the same location as the old boiler can usually be done within a day if only the boiler is being replaced. If you wish to move the location of the boiler, this can take more time due to the prep work needed.

2. Prepare the installation site

This may involve removing any existing boiler equipment and disposing of it, as well as installing any necessary gas, water, or electrical lines if moving locations or swapping fuel sources. Any structural work needed to support the installation will also be completed.

3. Install the boiler

Boiler installation typically involves mounting the boiler on a wall or on the floor and connecting it to the gas supply pipes, water supply lines, and hot water or steam distribution lines. The boiler will need a proper venting system to ensure that flue gases are properly expelled from the home, which may involve installing a chimney or a direct vent system.

4. Test the system

Once the installation of your boiler system is complete, it will be tested to ensure that it is operating properly and safely. The boiler should be switched on and all of the safety checks should be reviewed. Temperature levels can be set to see how quickly the boiler warms up the home. We will monitor for leaks and ventilation problems. Overall, we will ensure that all heated areas in your home are comfortable and that the new boiler installation functions optimally.

Talk to Robinson to Find Your New Boiler Today

The length of time required for boiler installation can vary depending on a few factors. However, most installations typically take between one and three days from start to finish. If you’re planning to have a new boiler installed, be sure to plan accordingly. 

If you have any questions about the process, our team at Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning is always happy to answer them. Give us a call today and we’ll help get you started with quality boiler installation services for your home.