A few weeks back, I had the boiler at my new house replaced. So with that in mind, today I am sharing the reality of replacing the boiler at home. I’ll be explaining the process, how I decided on a tradesperson and which boiler I opted for.
The Reality Of Replacing The Boiler At Home
Time To Replace It
Which Boiler Did I Choose?
Up until installation day, I had been making do with the gas fire in the lounge to provide heat downstairs. Once the engineer arrived, he explained the gas supply would be off all day, so the fire and oven were out of use. While this wasn’t a problem, I wished I had known in advance, so I could have layered up. The engineer arrived just after 9pm, and was working until almost 6pm to get it done.
Honestly, I thought this was a long time for it to take. When my Mum had her boiler replaced, it was moved from the kitchen to the bathroom. That took less time to do than my straight swap did. I’m not complaining though – the tradesman did a great job. I’d take a high quality installation over a speedy, corner cutting one every time.
3 Weeks Later
The boiler has been in for 3 weeks now, and I am happy with how it’s performing. The hot water isn’t as hot as I am used to, but that’s the downfall of moving from a house with a hot water tank to using a combiner’s boiler. The total amount I paid for my Baxi Platinum 28 Boiler installation was £1700, including labour and removal of all waste materials. Finally, if this post has been useful, why not check out more of my refurb blog posts here.