Worcester Accredited Installers
Gas Safe Register No. 66587
Lois carrying out a boiler service on a Potterton Suprima in Cove. Suprimas were famous for circuit board problems
Baxi Bermuda being stripped down. This is also open-flued. The older term for open-flued is conventionally flued.Baxi Bermudas are composed of two parts; there’s a fire front and the back boiler, normally hidden away behind it.
Potterton Kingfisher burner visible with combustion cover removed. This Kingfisher is open-flued. Open-flued boilers draw warm air from the room for combustion and flue dilution and this makes them less energy efficient.
Potterton Profile standard efficiency boiler. This is room-sealed and fan-flued and is typically about 78-80% gross efficient
Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri. This is a high efficiency appliance, typically about 88% gross when we measure it
£10 introductory discount for new customers taking price down to £84!
Call us on 01252 334440
And £10 discount with a neighbour!
If your neighbour wants a boiler service too we’ll give each of you a £10 discount if you arrange to have them done together. That’s in addition to the introductory discount for new customers.
All our prices include VAT
If you have more than one appliance we charge £68 for each additional appliance. We charge extra for repair work and parts but if we find a problem we’ll talk to you before going further.
Lovekin have been working in Farnborough, Southwood, Cove and North Camp for more than 25 years. We know most of our customers on first-name terms and are committed to high quality work and great customer service!
If it’s easier, you can email Ange
Safety is our biggest priority. We look at the location of the boiler and the condition and operation of the flue. We check the integrity of the combustion casing, looking for damage, and the condition of the casing seals to ensure that there is no risk of poisonous flue gases entering the room.
We partially strip down older appliances and clean the air intake filter (lint arrestor) combustion chamber, heat exchanger, burner and injectors. With new, high efficiency appliances the manufacturers may specify whether or not a partial strip down is necessary, and this will depend on fan pressure readings with a Worcester Bosch and, as with most high efficiency boilers, on combustion gas analysis results.
Where possible, even with older appliances we then use an electronic combustion gas analyser with the boiler firing. This allows us to check the ratio of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide in the flue gases. This CO/CO₂ ratio gives a good indication of the cleanness of the combustion. Flue gas analysis also allows us to measure the gross efficiency, showing how much of the heat produced is useful in warming the house or domestic hot water and how much is wasted in the flue gases.
Finally we’ll check that the correct amount of gas is being burnt. We do this either by checking the burner pressure or the inlet working pressure or by measuring the gas consumption at the meter. If it’s running safely we’ll set the thermostat to your chosen level and leave your boiler operational. If it cannot be made to run safely we will talk you through the options.
Badly burnt Baxi Solo PCB (printed circuit board). Damage this bad is unusual in a manufacturer’s original part but cloned parts are illegal and are less safe.
Rusted Baxi Bermuda main burner. To be fair, this Bermuda had been working day in and day out for 35 years, providing heat for the radiators and the domestic hot water.
We work with mains gas only (natural gas) not LPG
We service a large number of boilers, both new and old. We never try to push our customers to change a boiler just because it’s old. Many we service are well over 30 years old, still running safely and surprisingly efficiently.
Lovekin also install boilers and central heating systems in Farnborough. When we are installing, our first choice of manufacturer would be Worcester Bosch. For why, and more on how we work, see our installation page.
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