Servicing your oil boiler regularly will help keep it working as efficiently as possible, saving you money on your winter heating bills and help prevent unexpected costly repairs.
The boiler service will also ensure that your boiler is functioning correctly, minimising the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is caused when the oil isn’t burning properly.
Your heating oil boiler should produce few emissions. Signs that it may need servicing include:
- Black smoke or a build-up of soot – this prevents the boiler from burning oil efficiently
- A yellow or brown staining around or on the boiler
- A pilot light that frequently blows out
- Increased condensation inside windows
- A yellow rather than blue flame (apart from flueless fires)
If you notice any of the above then your oil boiler will probably need to be serviced by a regular technician. Barton Petroleum recommends OFTEC registered technicians to maintain and install your oil boilers. An OFTEC survey has revealed that its registered technicians have a high level of satisfaction with the services provided.
Oil boiler insurance with Boilerplus
Oil boilers can be expensive to fix if they ever go wrong. The older any appliance gets the more likely they are to suffer from wear and tear. Servicing your home heating oil boiler will maintain the longevity of your boiler and Barton Petroleum offers peace of mind in the form of insurance for your boiler from Boilerplus, from as little as 8p a week so you are not left with a big bill if the worst happens.
For more information on servicing or insuring your heating oil boiler please contact your local Barton Petroleum depot to talk to our representatives. More information can be found on our home heating oil page.