Oil boiler service
It is essential to get your oil boiler serviced to keep it running smoothly and safely. Read on to understand the oil boiler service that we provide and what you should expect.
Why do I need an oil boiler service?
Your boiler needs to be serviced regularly to ensure no new problems have arisen, for example, oil or water leaks.
How often should my gas boiler be serviced?
Your boiler should be serviced every year to maintain most manufacturers’ warranties and to ensure that it is running efficiently and safely. A poorly maintained central heating system is one that runs inefficiently and costs you more money. Some oils may require more frequent inspections this would be mentioned on the first service with our company or on install.
What does an oil boiler service include?
All boilers are different, but our general checklist for an oil boiler service is:
- Check combustion chamber rope seal.
- Remove and clean burner and fan.
- Clean and descale baffles.
- Clean and descale heat exchanger.
- Remove, clean, and replace turbulators.
- Check combustion levels after cleaning.
We will also check the oil tank and heating system:
- Inspect and clean condensate.
- Test the fire valve.
- Clean condense trap.
- Clean or replace the filter.
- Visual inspection of the tank and oil supply pipe.
- Pressure test the oil supply pipe where it runs underground.
- Check system pressure.
How much does a gas boiler service cost?
Our oil boiler service costs £90, including VAT. Most new boilers come with a warranty for parts and labour that lasts 2 to 5 years. Beyond this, we will always quote for any additional work before it is carried out.
Preventative maintenance checks
We would not recommend that you try to service your own oil boiler, but you can carry out some regular checks to ensure the system is running correctly:
- Check for signs of corrosion on a metal tank or bulging on a plastic tank.
- Check for signs of leaks and physical damage.
- Cut back any overhanging trees that could drip water onto the tank.
- Check pipe joints.
- Check for corroded seals on lids and hatches.
- Check caps and lids are secure.
- Check for condensation in the warmer months.
- Check the length of the visible oil line for leaks.
- Consider fitting a device to monitor for sudden drops in oil, which may be caused by a leak.
If you would like to discuss your oil boiler, please call us today on 01502 719726.