Boiler Service

Oil Boiler Service

Oil Boiler Service

It’s essential to get an oil boiler serviced regularly to keep it running smoothly and safely. At Amber Heating Solutions, we offer a comprehensive oil boiler service designed to meet your needs. We’ll check your boiler to make sure that everything is in good working order and make any necessary repairs. In addition, we provide regular maintenance services to ensure that your boiler continues to run safely and efficiently.

Why do I need an oil boiler service?

Oil fired boilers should be serviced regularly to ensure no new problems have arisen, for example, oil or water leaks. An annual service carried out by an OFTEC qualified engineer can also help to prevent your boiler from breaking down, as an engineer should identify any faults before they become a bigger problem.

Keeping your boiler in top condition also ensures that it is working efficiently. If your boiler is not working correctly and struggling to maintain the required level of heat or hot water, you may find that your energy bills are higher than they should be and it will not effectively heat your home. More importantly, a boiler service could keep you and your family safe. It’s not just gas burning appliances that produce carbon monoxide; it is the incomplete burning of other fuels, including oil, wood and coal. During an oil boiler service the engineer will check for leaks, which could cause carbon monoxide to escape, potentially causing harm to occupants.

To help prevent this we also recommend that households have carbon monoxide detectors alongside smoke detectors to help identify an issue quickly. Without an alarm, carbon monoxide is virtually undetectable. All new builds and HMO’s (Houses in multiple occupation) must have a carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm.

How often should my oil 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.

We recommend having your boiler serviced every year, unless you are notified otherwise by an engineer.

What does an oil boiler service include?

A comprehensive oil boiler service will take around 1 to 2 hours, will include a written report and be in line with OFTEC regulations.

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.

What’s not included in a boiler service?

If a problem is identified during your boiler’s regular service, the engineer will discuss this with you and provide a no obligation quotation for the additional parts and labour. It may be that the problem can be fixed straight away, or that we will need to schedule another time to return and fix the issue. If your boiler is too faulty or dangerous to fix, we will recommend boiler replacement. In this instance, it may also be time to consider a renewable replacement. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Who should carry out a oil boiler service?

If you’re looking for a qualified boiler engineer, OFTEC are the body to check with. At Amber Heating Solutions, all our engineers are OFTEC registered, giving you peace of mind that we work to the highest quality and safety standards. All work carried out by OFTEC registered engineers has a 6 year workmanship warranty for your peace of mind.

How much does an oil boiler service cost?

Our oil boiler service costs £124.40 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 know that you want to be able to look after your boiler, but we would not recommend that you try to carry out boiler maintenance or servicing yourself. However, there are some checks you can make regularly in order to ensure that the system is running smoothly:

  • 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 gas boiler or oil boiler or book your service, please get in touch with us.

Our Commitment to you

Transparent and competitive prices – Where possible we will always quote upfront with a fixed price for any boiler repairs that are required. Sometimes, in the case of emergency boiler repairs, we do not have time to get exact pricing. In these circumstances an estimated figure will be provided. Our quotations always include parts and labour and there are no hidden costs. Emergency callouts have a minimum charge, quoted at the time you contact us.

Clear communication – We will always explain the work that we are doing and why it is necessary. We aim to provide the right solution for you, depending on your budget and circumstances. If there are multiple repair options, we will provide you with all the information so that you can make an informed decision.

On-time – We always provide a 4-hour appointment window, to prevent you wasting valuable time. In the unlikely event that this changes for unforeseen reasons, we will contact you as soon as possible with an updated time of arrival.

Aftercare – All of our work comes with our own one-year workmanship warranty, in addition to any manufacturer guarantees.

Friendly Service – All our staff are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. We’re a family run company and it’s important for us to maintain a personal touch with our customers. We aim to deliver the same consistent, friendly service every time, and our service is built on trust, high standards of workmanship and always putting the customer first. Many of our clients have found us through word of mouth and we’re very proud of our strong reputation. Read our customer reviews to see what our clients think of us.

For more information or to book an appointment, get in touch with us.

Transparent and competitive prices

We believe in upfront pricing for most plumbing and heating work. However, in emergency situations where time is of the essence, we may provide estimated figures. Additionally, we offer free, no-obligation on-site consultations for medium and large projects, ensuring you receive accurate quotes.

Clear communication

It’s our priority to always communicate clearly and guide you through the work we’re undertaking. We’ll explain the reasons behind each step, allowing you to make informed decisions based on your budget and circumstances.

On-time service

We respect your valuable time. That’s why we provide a 4-hour appointment window, ensuring minimal disruption to your schedule. In the rare occurrence of any unforeseen delays, we’ll promptly inform you and provide an updated time of arrival.


Your satisfaction matters to us. In addition to any manufacturer guarantees, we provide our own one-year workmanship warranty. We stand by the quality of our work and ensure you receive the necessary support even after the project is completed.

Friendly service

All our staff are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. We’re a family-run company, and maintaining a personal touch with our customers is important to us. We also aim to deliver the same consistent, friendly service every time.

Peace of mind

Your peace of mind is invaluable to us. Rest assured, all our work is fully covered by public liability/indemnity insurance. We also conduct customer reviews after every project, allowing us to continuously improve and maintain our stellar reputation.

Reliable Service

Service: Plumbing pipe repair

Positive: Professionalism, Quality

Great service and very reliable. I will be using them again for any new jobs/projects.


Joe Stiddard-Jenkins

Happy Customer

I have used this company twice now and have been completely both times. I will
definitely go back as and when required.


Superb Plumbing Service

John arrived to sort out our leak very quickly and returned as promised to install the new valve. Friendly, experienced can-do people that are good to deal with.

Andrew Jackman

On the job within a day

Professional and straight to the problem. Ordered the part and fixed promptly . What more could u ask. Used them for a while now on a few properties and haven’t been disappointed. Great price great service. I appreciate their help 100%. Needless to say the number is saved on my phone and will be using again.

John Vry

Fantastic service

Amber heating have recently done some work for us and what can I say, what a fantastic service. I called expecting a delay with getting someone to work on our heating system. The very next day we had one of their experienced engineers in our house. All work was carried out in a Covid safe way with such an attention to detail. So happy to find a reliable heating company. Would recommend to anyone.

Bison EV


Quality workmanship. Well recommended

Andy Wales

Absolutely fantastic service!

Would recommend. 5 star +++
Called and arranged same day service as my boiler was failing to work. Asked for fix and service.
Excellent effective and thorough service checking and adjusting all equipment including boiler plus vents and safety equipment.
No push of parts or equipment renewal, even than an older boiler. Just professional and honest service.

Philip Crisp

So Pleased

So pleased with the service I’ve received from Amber Heating. I called Ally needing two boiler services and he carried these out super quick and kept me updated along the way. Wouldn’t hesitate to use Amber again.

Lizzy Spindler

What better service could you want

Superb service, had them out earlier today and have a small issue and they are coming back out this evening.
What better service could you want.

Andy Wilson

Excellent Service

Excellent service again from Amber phoned at 8.00 am regarding faulty boiler
Technician arrived later in after noon as planned system back in operation within 45 minutes

James Mcloughlin

Top Quality Service!

Josh was absolutely 100% professional and helped me every step of the way with my over complicated air source heat pump when another local company let me down.
He explained everything, how to use it and he even set it up for me.
Highly recommended, thank you Josh!

Daniel N

Professional Service!

Great service, well priced, professional and they fitted me in really quickly.

Rachel Engledew

Amber Heating is THE best plumbing firm

Alister worked ceaselessly to discover what was the cause of the toxic smell in our en-suite and solved the problem. We cannot thank him enough for solving a problem that had blighted our lives for a number of years. Several well-known plumbers came to our property and failed to identify the source of the fumes. If there were ten stars we would use them all.


Highly Recommend Amber Heating

I would highly recommend Amber heating. Always on time always polite and friendly and helpful Staff.
Always do an excellent job.
Thank you.

Christine McDaid

Great Service

It’s not often you get a company that gives such great service and value, but Amber ticks all the boxes. Very friendly and very professional engineers. Will be using them on our next project next year.

Lee Anderson

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