Getting a new boiler installed can be a stressful experience and, if you’re new to it you may not know what to expect. From choosing a boiler and an engineer, to fitting it and scheduling an installation, there’s a lot to consider. Here at MCR Gas, we understand the pressure that can come with getting a new boiler system and aim to make it as stress-free and easy as possible. The information below includes everything you need to know about the process, ahead of installation day.

Finding A Heating Engineer

Your boiler is the heart of your home, responsible for making it warm, cosy and liveable. Making sure you find the best product for your situation and a quality installer is key. Not only will you get a reliable heating system, but a professional efficient installation. Boiler breakdowns (sometimes requiring emergency plumbing) due to improper fitting are common, so it’s important to try and prevent this affecting your new system. 

When looking for an engineer to install your boiler in Manchester and surrounding areas, MCR Gas are the engineers to call. All of our engineers are Gas Safe Certified and trained to the highest standards. We follow strict guidelines on each of our client visits to ensure all of our customers receive the same efficient and satisfying service. We pride ourselves on our constant customer satisfaction. Contact us today to get a quote or to book your boiler installation.

Boiler Installation Process

  1.  Removal of your existing system. The length of time this will take depends on your current system. Some older systems require a more complex removal process than more modern systems. 
  2. The installer should then flush/clean your system, the type of flush required will depend on your systems condition. Either a power or chemical flush will be completed. This will prevent any system debris causing damage to your new system. 
  3. Any Pipework changes or upgrades that are required should then be completed. This can be a complicated job and can therefore be the most time consuming. If you’re changing the location of your system during its installation, this may also add further complications. 
  4. Your new boiler will then be fitted. You can discuss with your engineer to change the location of your boiler, however it is important to consider their recommendations. Some systems work better in certain locations. It’s important to consider convenience, for example you don’t want the operating noise of your system to become an issue. 
  5. Your engineer should suggest a filter to you that is best suited for your system. This will then be installed. A filter is designed to protect your system from any sludge and debris that can cause potential damage. If you have purchased any other accessories with your boiler, these will also be installed now. 
  6. Once your new system has been installed and all the relevant pipework has been completed, your system should then be commissioned. This will ensure that installation has been successful and prevent any potential breakdowns due to inefficient installation. 
  7. Once all of the above has been completed, your engineer should then complete a handover with you. This will help to keep you as informed on your new system as possible. Your system controls and when and how to complete general maintenance checks should be explained to you. 
  8. Your new system will then need to be registered with the manufacturer so guarantee is valid.

How long does it take to install a new boiler

Installing a new boiler can take anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days, depending on the complexity of the job. Different factors can affect the time scale, for example if you’re upgrading from an older system or relocating your boiler. Our engineers will be happy to advise you on how long your installation will take and aim to install your new boiler as quickly and efficiently as possible to reduce customer inconvenience. 

For more information on boiler installation, or to book your appointment, call MCR Gas today.