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Mike the Boilerman -

Your Gas Safe Registered boiler 

and central heating repair technician in west Berkshire. Willing to travel :)



I am still carrying out house visits. Full details explained


(Last updated 21st April 2021)

Boiler reviews...

As a boiler repair technician I get to know many popular boilers models quite well. Most have specific strengths and weaknesses, and many have persistent 'known issues'. I've decided to write a page about each of the boilers I encounter regularly, focusing particularly on the 'known issues'. If your boiler has a fault, the chances are high that it's a common fault and my page on your boiler might give you a good indication as to what it might be. 

If you are considering changing your boiler, my pages will give you my opinion on whether the make and model of your current boiler is a classic well worth cherishing and keeping, or a complete turkey likely to be unreliable for ever more and well worth scrapping. Forewarned is forearmed ;-)

This is a new page and I've only written a few  reviews so far. I'll add more in the future as I finish them. Here are the first few...!

Potterton Suprima

Glow Worm Energy Saver

Potterton Promax

Glow Worm HXi

Glow Worm CXi

Glow Worm Ultimate

Potterton NetaHeat

Baxi solo 2 and 3

Johnson & Starley J25-32 warm air unit

Potterton Kingfisher

Beware though, some of my reviews are extremely negative. But maybe that's because the boilers deserve it. Let me know if you are a satisfied user of a boiler I criticise.... I'll add your comments to my review, for balance :-)


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Site first published 16th January 2004

Last updated 26th April 2021

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