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Some items that may be of interest, some recent and some highlights from the past...


June 2017 - Competitors And Quotations

We are aware of at least one national company (who's name we aren't going to repeat here!) that claim to be able to install a Worcester Bosch boiler with a 10 year warranty, for a lot less than we can. Having looked at their website, we can see a few things that need further consideration:

  • Firstly, the warranty - it is unclear who the warranty is actually with - is it a full, parts and labour manufacturer's warranty?
  • Secondly, the website is cleverly worded to imply that the company have their own installation engineers. This is not the case - the company simply farms the work out to whoever they can get to do the work in your area. While these people may be registered with Gas Safe Register, how can you tell that they are good installers, or will take care in your home?
  • If you have a dispute, will it be the company itself who you deal with, or their chosen sub contractor? (A potential minefield).
  • We advise anyone to look carefully at the terms and conditions on a competitor's website, especially the ones for the company we are trying to highlight here (further details on request!)

There is a lot to consider when selecting a new boiler and installer. We do not feel this can be done simply on a website, if you want to make sure you get the best boiler solution, sited in the best position, and installed by a good installer, of YOUR choice. Contact us for more details.

January 2017 - Internet Access To Heating Settings

T6R Lyric We can fit a Honeywell heating control that provides wireless access to your central heating boiler, PLUS, remote access through an app. This allows control of your boiler while away from home - ideal for people who do not work regular hours, or who want to put heating on or off while away from home. Contact us for more details.

October 2016 - Still No Servicing Price Increases

Proud to say that we are trying hard to keep prices at same level as they have been for a few years now, other than costs of parts and equipment imposed on us by suppliers. Servicing charges have not increased for over 3 years. Contact us for more details and to get a free (obviously!) quotation.

March 2016 - 10 Year Warranty

Ten Year Warranty

As Worcester Accedited Installers we can offer a 10 year warranty on new Worcester Bosch CDi boilers (* with the fitting of a Worcester magnetic filter and certain Worcester controls). This is 10 years peace of mind on a new, high efficiency condensing boiler.

Contact us for more details and to get a free (obviously!) quotation.

January 2016 - Card Payments

We've taken the decision to stop taking payment by card. This is because very few people actually asked for the service, and when they did, it came at a cost, in the form of a transaction fee.

Payment is often easier by bank transfer, as this saves writing a cheque and doesn't cost to pay, or for us to receive payment.

November 2015 - No Price Increases

Proud to say that we are trying hard to keep prices at same level as they have been for a couple of years now, other than costs of parts and equipment imposed on us by suppliers. Servicing charges have not increased for over 2 years. Contact us for more details and to get a free (obviously!) quotation.

October 2015 - Controls

We are installing a lot of Honeywell controls, which are known to be very reliable and versatile. There is almost always a Honeywell control solution for a heating system. We do fit some Worcester controls, especially the Wave control, but we have seen some cheaper controls being used with Worcester boilers. See this article regarding what is being called "copycat" controls

January 2015 - Now on Twitter!

Not really sure if it is a useful tool or a distraction, but it gives another way for customers to get in touch, and for us to pass on anything that might be interesting. Follow us!

January 2015 - Happy New Year to customers old and new

Very best wishes to everyone for 2015. This year we are aiming to keep our servicing charges at the same level as in the previous couple of years, despite some costs increasing. Hopefully this will encourage people to have their appliances checked without worrying about higher charges.

October 2014 - Competent Again!

Have recently been inspected by Gas Safe Register to ensure that everything is as it should be with regards to gas safety.

Please feel free to check our registration at the Gas Safe Register website

Also, recently re-assessed for the Worcester Accredited Installer scheme and passed the rigorous exams on the installation and servicing of their products. Happy to say that we can continue to install Worcester boilers and give an 8 year parts and labour warranty on their products.

June 2014 - Honeywell evoHome Training

Undertaken training with Honeywell on their new evoHome control system. See Honeywell's website for more information, and contact us to discuss the possibilities to remotely control your heating system via the internet and your phone. As well as offering remote control of your heating system evoHome allows you to divide your heating system into zones and control each zone according to your needs and save money by reducing your energy costs....more

December 2013 - Seasons Greetings!

In previous years, we have sent out Christmas cards to most of our customers, and were happy to buy cards from preferred charities. However, we stopped sending cards out last year when postage prices increased and again this year. We will make a small donation to Cancer Research (but not to Royal Mail!)

Happy Christmas to all of our customers and hopefully 2014 will be good for everyone.

December 2013 - Gas Safe, Once Again

Having just be re-assessed for gas safety, which is something gas engineers in this country have to do every 5 years, pleased to say that asessments completed and all passed. Hopefully this is a factor in customer's decisions to have work done in their home - is your chosen engineer registered with Gas Safe Register AND is their registration current and appropriate for the work you are having done?

Please feel free to check our registration at the Gas Safe Register website

May 2013 - Website Redesign

This is the redesigned Harry Willis Limited website. Please feel free to contact us with comments, suggestions, or just to say 'hello'!

Website designed and built by Harry Willis, using CSS and standard HTML, without Javascript.

Tested in various browsers. Seems to work fine, other than some text resizing issues in Opera and Firefox - if you use these browsers and resize the text, strange things may happen! While it may be nice to spend time to correct these problems, here are more essential things to be done, here in internet land and real life.

November 2012 - New Van

News item re new van
Having had a minor bump in the old van, it was time to find another one. I know that some customers think along the lines of 'well if he has a new van, he must be rolling in it', or similar. Those people can rest assured that the van is not brand new, he is not rolling in it, and the van will be paid for in three years time!

October 2010 - CRB Check

Our CRB check has been completed and we are in posession of an Enhanced Disclosure certificate. We are happy to say that this should show customers that we seriously value the trust they place in us by allowing us into their home to carry out work.

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Gas Fire Servicing

Customers who get their boiler regularly serviced often do not bother to have their gas fire or fires checked. The usual reason for this is that they do not use the fire very often, only on a winter night or something similar. It is often found that when a gas fire has not been serviced for some time, the chimney contains twigs, soot and other debris that can cause partial or even complete blockages....more

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We install and service gas appliances, specialising in central heating installation.

We carry out Landlord (CP12) Safety Checks and can report on gas installations prior to home purchases.

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We are Registered with Gas Safe Register (previously CORGI) and believe that it is essential that customers understand how seriously we take this.

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Please feel free to check our registration at the Gas Safe Register website