If your neighbour wants a boiler service too we’ll give each of you a £10 discount if you have them done together. Just let us know when you ring to make a booking
Our service price for the first gas appliance is £92.
We charge £64 for each additional appliance but a gas hob (as an additional appliance) is £36
All of these prices include VAT and we offer a Neighbour Boiler Service Discount
We offer timed appointments, with an arrival time slot of up to an hour, and if we’re running late we’ll always try to ring you.
If you need a quote for gas boiler replacement or a new boiler installation we’ll be happy to come to see you, talk through what you need, and provide you with a quotation. You can follow the link to the gas boiler installation page which contains more about installation and a list of the areas in which we’re happy to carry out gas central heating installation work. We also install radiators, heating controls and full central heating systems.
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We are, of course, Gas Safe Registered as a company and also as individual gas engineers.
Our Gas Safe Registration Number is 66587
You’ll come across lots of terms on this site (and in the domestic gas industry generally) which can be confusing so we’ll try to define what some of them mean:
A multipoint water heater or multipoint is a less common type of boiler which heats only tap water, on demand. It is never used to heat central heating radiators.
Combi boilers (combination boilers) are boilers which heat tap water on demand and also heat the radiators (or underfloor heating). Combi boilers do away with the need for a hot water cylinder. If the central heating radiators are on when a hot tap is run, the combi boiler temporarily switches over to heating the tap water. Some combination boilers store a small amount of hot water within the boiler to shorten the time taken to get hot water to the taps.
Regular boiler is now a term used to mean a boiler which does not produce hot tap water on demand. Regular boilers are effectively non-combi boilers. They are used to heat radiators and to heat a hot water cylinder which stores hot tap water. Regular boilers are sometimes called conventional boilers, again to distinguish them from combi boilers. Confusingly, the term Regular Boiler was, in the past, used to describe a boiler which was not a condensing boiler but the term is rarely used in this way now.
Condensing boilers are the same as High Efficiency boilers (also known as HE boilers). These are boilers which are designed to recover some of the heat which would otherwise be lost in the flue. To do this they go into condensing mode which gives them a higher overall efficiency. If you want to know more about high efficiency boilers and about what gross and net efficiency mean, you can find it explained in an article we wrote on our lovekin.net site. Both combi boilers and regular boilers (non-combi boilers) can be high efficiency boilers. Now, nearly all new gas boilers fitted in the UK are high efficiency boilers.
Room-sealed gas boilers are boilers which draw their air for combustion from outside air, and pass their flue product back outside. Effectively, they are sealed boxes with a flue/air duct attached. Unless the boiler or flue is damaged, or incorrectly installed, it is not possible for the flue product to mix with room air. This makes room-sealed boilers inherently safer. There are also room-sealed gas fires.
Open-flued (conventionally flued) boilers are chimney-type boilers. These boilers draw their air for combustion and flue dilution from the room in which they are sited and then pass the flue product up a flue pipe to outside air (effectively like a chimney). Because there is no seal between the combustion chamber and the room air, open-flued boilers are inherently less safe than room-sealed boilers. Domestic open-flued boilers are no longer fitted in the UK and these boilers will gradually disappear. We are not suggesting that they cannot function safely, just that there is a higher risk of danger from carbon monoxide. It is vital that open-flued boilers are serviced regularly and thoroughly.
Flueless appliances do exist. Cookers are flueless and should not be used for heating a room. They are designed to be used for short periods in a well ventilated room and, if they are used heavily (Christmas!) the kitchen window should be opened too. There are still a few flueless gas-fired water heaters around. These are single-point water heaters (hot water from one spout only) and strict rules apply. They must not be run for more than 5 minutes at a time. Strangely, there are now flueless gas fires on the market. These use a catalytic converter to “scrub” the flue gases clean. Very strict rules apply to their installation. We don’t fit them as we think they make no sense. All the water vapour from combustion is passed directly into the room air and condensation is quite likely to be a problem. They also require a large air supply vent into the room to function safely and there is a risk that householders will cover this because of the cold draughts.
Back boilers are gradually disappearing. These are combination units which consist of an open-flued boiler fitted behind an open-flued gas fire and passing flue product up the chimney, through a liner. These draw their air for combustion and dilution from the room, low down. They are usually fitted in a living room which is carpeted and they draw fluff and fibre and pet hair across the floor and into the back boiler; this makes the air intakes more likely to block up and it is critical that back boiler units (including the fire fronts) are serviced frequently and thoroughly. There are still “back boilers” on the market but the ones we’ve seen are room-sealed, fan-flued boilers (with the flue/air duct contained in the chimney breast) and are fitted with electric fire fronts. They are targeting a niche sector and are generally too expensive to be taken seriously.
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