Oil boilers, although very different from their gas counterparts, need the same amount of servicing. The recommended maintenance schedule is annually to ensure they remain safe, cost-effective and efficient for your home.
Oil boiler servicing
During your annual servicing, your professional heating engineer will look at the boiler components to check for any sign of wear and tear and diagnose any faults in advance of a breakdown. This usually consists of examining the oil supply pipes and oil storage tank to check whether there is any sign of oil leak or water contamination. Your heating engineer will clean all necessary components, and check the heat exchanger as any rust here will indicate that your boiler needs replacing. Lastly, they will ensure there are no signs of carbon monoxide to ensure a safe working boiler.
Oil boiler safety
Safety comes first. Having an annual oil boiler maintenance schedule in plan means that your boiler will remain as safe as possible, reducing the risk of carbon monoxide in your home. Diagnosing any faults prior to a breakdown occurring will also save you money on expensive emergency repairs, and minimise the risk of boiler downtime. Replacing parts now will be much cheaper than replacing your whole boiler when you need it most.
Oil boiler efficiency
General wear and tear greatly reduces the efficiency of your oil boiler, such as build-up of soot in the oil nozzle and glazed over photocells. Scheduled maintenance will resolve these common issues and increase the efficiency of your boiler, which saves you money on your energy bills in the long run.
For more information on oil boiler servicing in Bristol and the importance of annual maintenance, please get in touch with DHS. We have years of experience in the industry and our professional heating engineers can ensure your boiler is working as efficiently as possible.
Call DHS today on 0117 924 7200, email us, or request a call back.