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7th July 2014 All News and Offers

boilerplus logoIf your boiler is not serviced annually, it is at higher risk of breaking down and costing you more money. A serviced boiler is also more efficient and can help keep home heating oil costs down.

Cleaning the boiler provides a chance to look for other tell tale signs that parts of the boiler may need replacing and an opportunity to inspect the boiler combustion chamber for the condition of the material and welds. Old steel heat exchangers will often leave rust marks, which can give a warning that the boiler will soon need to be replaced.

This approach can limit the possibility of water damage occurring and enables replacement work to be planned rather than having the inconvenience of trying to arrange a boiler replacement at short notice when a heat exchanger unexpectedly fails.

Long term damage can also occur if the boiler is not serviced regularly. During the combustion process, deposits will build up on the internal surfaces of the heat exchanger and the baffles which can decrease boiler efficiency. If left for a number of years, these deposits harden and with some designs of heat exchanger render it impossible to remove the baffles without destroying them. A replacement baffle will come at a significant cost on top of the routine service charge.

Boilerplus offers insurance that can protect you from the cost of replacing faulty parts in your home heating oil system.

Boilers can be conventional, combination or condensing (or any combination of these descriptions) but they must be under 200,000 BTU/hr (66kW).

Oil boiler cover includes:

  • all the components in your oil boiler
  • water circulating pump
  • motorised valve
  • time clock/programmer
  • fire safety valve.

With optional system cover, you can extend this to include:

  • the radiators and radiator valves
  • thermostats
  • expansion tank.

Other benefits of boilerplus oil boiler cover include:

  • claim limit of £1500 per year: covers economically viable repairs for 1 year.
  • covers heat exchanger if it fails and has become obsolete before the boiler is 10 years old..
  • competitive premiums.
  • full system cover on boilerplus covers your plastic oil tank (not contents).

For more advice on servicing your boiler or information getting an accredited engineer please call your local depot. To find out more about insuring your oil boiler and for a free no obligation quotation call boilerplus on 0800 195 9407 quoting ‘Bartons’.