You wouldn’t think twice about booking your annual car service, so why overlook servicing your oil boiler? An oil boiler service is as important as a MOT for your car. Regular oil boiler services not only keep you safe through vital safety checks, but also save you time and money through keeping your boiler and heating system running efficiently.
If saving money and having a warm home is your thing, keep reading! Below we’ll explain the benefits of regular oil boiler servicing.
So, we’ve said there’s benefits, but come on Synergi, what are they?! Well, oil boiler servicing can help in the following ways.
Servicing the boiler keeps it efficient by identifying and dealing with a whole range of small problems. For example, keeping the heat exchanger clean helps prevent the build-up of soot that can reduce the amount of heat that is transferred to the water in the heating system.
Replacing oil nozzles regularly stops them wearing down, in turn ensuring that the right amount of oil passes through the burner. This, in turn, helps the boiler’s combustion rate to stay efficient, saving fuel and money.
Servicing also checks that the photocells are clean. If these important safety f
eatures get dirty, they may not detect when the boiler is lit. So the boiler can end up randomly turning on and off, an inefficiency that can cost you money and time.
Electrodes are another important part of the boiler. Keeping them in tip-top condition ensures that your boiler lights properly and uses the oil as efficiently as possible.
Heating Oil Storage Tank Maintenance
Water can often build up in oil storage tanks, leading to frozen, blocked filters and pipes in cold weather. Servicing ensures that water is extracted, as well as checking that pipes are not corroded or leaking. This also ensures that only filtered, usable oil is held in the tank. Finally, the gauges will be checked and cleaned so you can be sure they are reliably reporting how much oil you have left.
Safety from Carbon Monoxide
An annual servicing of your oil boiler will help prevent the production of highly toxic Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas, and when inhaled, can be fatal. It’s odourless, colourless and tasteless so it’s super difficult to detect. In addition to regular oil boiler servicing, we advise homeowners to install an audible detector in the room where the boiler lives.
Symptoms can present themselves as tiredness, headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. For more info on this, see the NHS guidelines. Seek medical assistance immediately if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning.
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An annual servicing is recommended and can help you save money on your fuel bill, as well as on preventable breakdowns. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
- If your oil boiler is not serviced regularly, there is greater risk of it breaking down, costing you more money, and suffering long term damage.
- Not servicing your oil boiler regularly can increase the risk of carbon monoxide production.
- Trust Synergi to carry out your regular oil boiler service!