As a general rule of thumb it is advised to have your boiler serviced annually. This means your boiler will run efficiently and any potential problems can be spotted at an early stage. When we complete a boiler service our OFTEC registered engineers provide an efficiency report at the end. Many boilers start in the region of 50 – 60% efficiency and at the end of the service are running at 87 – 93%+ efficiency. In some cases, we have seen boilers lower than 40% efficient – so if you haven’t had your boiler serviced in a long time it could save you a lot of money throughout the year just by having it serviced.
At current fuel costs if you order 500 litres of heating oil at around £300 and your boiler is running at 50% efficiency, a large percentage of your heating budget is going straight up the chimney – based on the average usage of around 2,000 litres per year, you could be looking at significant savings!
The benefits and parts included with our boiler services are:
- Replacement Flexi-hose
This is a safety issue and an old flexi hose may crack and leak – having this replaced annually will prevent any issues.
- Replacement Nozzle
A new nozzle will help the vaporisation process – it breaks the oil into tiny droplets and aids the ignition process.
- Replacement In-line filter cartridge
The inline filter prevents any deposits of silt and condensation from making their way into the burner.
- Flue Analysis/ Efficiency Test
Similar to the emissions test carried out on a car when at MOT the engineer will use a device which calculates the efficiency of the boiler – once the service is carried out your boiler will be much more efficient than it was before the service.
- Safety Inspection & Recommendations
The engineer will check your tank and fuel line and ensure there are no safety issues. If any parts are required, you will be advised at the time and the likely cost of these.
- OFTEC CD11 Form & 18 point check
Included with all boiler services carried out by ValueOils.
- Oil tank & Fuel Inspection
The oil tank will be checked for cracks or damage and the fuel inspected for sludge content / water which can build up over time.
- Refractory Lining
This is effectively insulation on the boiler and will help to prevent your boiler from heating the earth below it, and making sure as much heat as possible goes into your home to help keep you warm.
To check if boiler servicing is available in your area, click here https://www.valueoils.com/Service/Boiler-Servicing and enter your postcode – it could end up saving you £££’s this year! If you have any questions or queries please get in touch below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.