Enhance your boiler’s efficiency with a regular oil boiler service
Similar to having a gas boiler regularly serviced both OFTEC and oil boiler manufactures also recommend a yearly service to keep your oil boiler working at its most efficient. An annual oil boiler service helps to reduce fuel bills and save money on costly breakdowns.
Precision have been servicing and maintaining oil boilers for domestic and commercial customers for over 7 years across Bucks.
By having your oil boiler serviced regularly by an OFTEC technician you can afford the peace of mind that you are doing all you can to keep your boiler working at its most efficient level.
There are lots of reasons why your oil boiler might not be heating your home and providing hot water as it should some of the common reasons can often be diminished through regular servicing.
What happens during an oil boiler service?
During your oil boiler service the OFTEC engineer will check your boiler is safe and working as efficiently as possible, highlighting any areas that may need attention and providing specific advice to suit your heating systems.
An oil boiler service will typically take 2 hours aside the engineer will visually inspect the boiler and flue, remove the outer case to check and clean the internal components of your boiler. (IMPORTANT: only a qualified engineer should ever remove a boiler case and touch the inside components).
Often you will require a new oil nozzle, oil nozzles dictate the amount of oil to pass through the burner. Over time the nozzle warps which lowers the boiler’s efficiency. During your boiler service your nozzle will often be replaced.
The heat exchanger will be cleaned removing any soot buildup. If debris is allowed to build up in the heat exchanger this can cause permanent damage meaning the heat exchanger will need to be replaced or even render your boiler beyond economical repair.
Heating controls and pressure relief valves are also inspected.
During your oil boiler service the engineer will check the oil tank visually and checked for any blocked filters or oil leaks.
Once your service is complete you will be handed an OFTEC CD/11 form which will provide you with further information.
Do I really need a boiler service?
If you decide against regular servicing, there is a much higher risk of your boiler breaking down when you need it most. Typically as the weather turns colder and need to turn on the heating. Without regular servicing long term damage can occur which can otherwise be prevented. Older boilers which aren’t serviced can lose large amounts of energy meaning you are spending more money to heat your home and deliver hot water.