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Gas boiler service in Sandhurst

Lovekin have been servicing gas boilers in Sandhurst for more than 20 years with excellent service and skilled work. We have timed appointments and know most of our customers on first-name terms. We also service gas fires and warm air heaters, and repair and install gas boilers and central heating systems.

Call us 01252 334440 between 8.00 and 6.00 weekdays. Out of hours, leave a message and we'll ring you back or, if you prefer, you can email us

We charge 88 to service the first appliance and 64 for each additional appliance except hobs, which are 36. All our prices include VAT.

Where parts and repair work are needed these are charged extra but we’ll talk it over with you first. We take payment when we finish; cash, cheque or bank transfer but not cards.

If you have a neighbour who wants a boiler service too we’ll give each of you a 10 neighbour discount if you make the arrangements to have them done together. Just tell us when you ring to make the bookings.

Clean blue flame picture from a Baxi Solo 2PF. Minor red colour tinges in flames are harmless and are caused by metallic dust particles passing through the burner.

Clean blue flame picture from a Baxi Solo 2PF. Red, orange and mauve colour tinges in the flame are normal. Pale yellow flames, candle flame yellow, would indicate incomplete combustion and a risk from carbon monoxide.

Potterton Kingfisher 2CF open-flued gas boiler stripped down with the combustion cover panel, air inlet filters and main burner laid out on the sheet

Whether we’re servicing gas boilers, fires or air heaters our first consideration is your safety. With a boiler we check the location of the appliance, that there is sufficient air for combustion and cooling as per the manufacturer’s instructions and we check the condition and operation of the flue to ensure that it is undamaged and removing the products of combustion safely.

Unless the manufacturers specify otherwise we partially strip the boiler and check and clean the burner and injectors, the flue-ways through the heat exchanger, the pilot burner and the combustion chamber. As we re-assemble the appliance we check the integrity of the combustion casing and the condition of the casing seals to try to eliminate any risk of poisonous flue gases entering the room.

Finally, where it’s possible we run a combustion analysis test. This is particularly important with high efficiency boilers (also known as condensing boilers) but provides us with useful safety information for older appliances too. The ratio of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide in the flue gases is a good indicator of the safety of the combustion.

Gas analysers also allow us to check the efficiency of room-sealed appliances, calculating how much heat is usefully passed through the house and how much is wasted with the flue gases.

The Dukes Head public house in Sandhurst A train passing across the railway bridge over the A321 road at Sandhurst, close to the railway station The Village Inn in Sandhurst

The Dukes Head in Sandhurst

The railway bridge at Sandhurst

The Village Inn in Sandhurst

We run another web site recording information about central heating problems and fault-finding of gas boilers and heating controls. You can find it at lovekin.net. The site isn’t finished but we’ve posted a number of useful articles there, including articles on radiator balancing, boiler efficiency, central heating system pressure and condensate problems. As we find time we’ll improve the look of the site and add more articles.

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Picture of Jacky, a director of Lovekin Ltd, and part-time administrator Picture of Paul, adirector of Lovekin Ltd, who service gas boilers and repair and install gas boilers and central heating systems in Sandhurst, GU47 Picture of Jenny from Amber Light Accounting, accountants for Lovekin Ltd Picture of Bryony, Lovekin's web analytics developer. Bryony works with us part-time Photo of Lewis who is a registered gas engineer with Lovekin Ltd, working in Sandhurst

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Using a combustion analyser to check the burner pressure on a Baxi Boston open-flued, floor-standing gas boiler.

Burner pressure check on a conventionally flued, floor standing Baxi Boston

Open-flued Potterton Kingfisher boiler stripped down with the main burner, combustion front panel and air inlet filters neatly laid out on a clean sheet. Modern Worcester-Bosch Greenstar Ri high-efficiency gas boiler

Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri with the outer casing removed to allow access

Black and white logo of the Gas Safe Register, the controlling body for gas boiler service engineers in England

Lovekin are Which? Trusted Traders

and we’re Worcester Accredited Installers

We’re Gas Safe Registered, No. 66587

Photo of Ange who is the office administrator for Lovekin gas boiler service engineers.Photo of a clean blue pilot flame heating the thermocouple tip in a Baxi Bermuda back boiler.

The pilot flame on older appliances is used to cross light the main burner. It also heats the thermocouple tip (visible as the black rod in the picture), generating electrical energy which operates a magnet holding the main gas valve open. It the pilot blows out the thermocouple cools and the main gas valve closes.

Photo of a Baxi Bermuda 552 back boiler with the fire front removed to allow access for testing with an electronic combustion gas analyser.

Combustion analysis on a Baxi Bermuda 552. The fire front has been removed. We’re measuring main burner pressure and checking the ratio of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide at the top of the main heat exchanger in the primary flue. On open-flued appliances the combustion ratio can also be checked in the secondary flue. Except for testing, the back boiler unit is not normally run with the fire front removed as its is a combination unit.

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