11J Hybris Business Park
Company No. 7286968
Registered @ Joy Lane & Co
Trinity Chambers, Dorchester
VAT No. 131 7577 14
Having an oil fired boiler serviced regularly can keep it operating at its most efficient. This reduces fuel bills and saves money on costly call out fees for unexpected breakdowns. It is recommended that oil fired appliances and equipment are serviced at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer.
Appliances should be inspected, cleaned and components replaced as required when the boiler is being serviced. If your boiler is not serviced annually, it is at higher risk of breaking down and costing you more money.
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.
Just 3mm of soot on the combustion surfaces of the main heat exchanger can increase the fuel consumption of the appliance by over 8%, so regular servicing will keep your boiler running as efficiently as possible.
One thing that should not be overlooked is Carbon Monoxide. As with any fossil fuel burning appliance, poor or inadequate servicing or poor ventilation can cause the generation of carbon monoxide. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that your oil boiler is checked and serviced at least annually.
Carbon monoxide is a highly toxic poisonous gas. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless and therefore difficult to detect.
Another service we have found very popular is our Plated Heat Exchanger flushing service. Due to the very high mineral content of the mains water in the area, those of you with combi boilers with no water conditioning device fitted will inevitably find the flow of hot water and temperature will decrease over time, running a bath becomes very tedious. Plated heat exchangers are expensive items so flushing is a very competitive option and returns the waterways back to a new condition. Ask me for details.
Oil storage tanks and oil supply pipes should also be checked during a service visit. Water should be extracted from the tank, filter elements will need to be cleaned and/or replaced and fittings checked for oil leaks. Steel tanks may also require painting to prevent corrosion. Plastic tanks suffer from exposure to ultra violet rays so the also need to be checked annually as they deteriorate very quickly indeed.