It is highly recommended that you get your oil boiler serviced once per year and the engineer should follow the steps in the oil boiler service checklist set out by the manufactures guidelines. An oil boiler service guarantees that your heating system is running at its optimum levels of efficiency and makes sure that no oil (and, to that end,
money) goes to waste needlessly when your oil boiler is in operation.
The service nips small problems in the bud which could potentially lead to expensive repairs being needed or a complete oil boiler breakdown in the future.
The main things that are completed during an oil boiler service are inspections of the oil boiler’s pipework, clearance area and ventilation. After that, the oil boiler is inspected, cleaned and reassembled. Finally, we will complete a flue gas analysis this will confirm that the boiler is running at its optimum performance and most efficient.
Below you will find an in-depth oil boiler service checklist which explains everything that you should demand / expect from your oil servicing engineer when they are carrying out an oil boiler service.
Annual Oil Boiler Service Checklist:
• Look for oil leaks from the tank itself as well as piping and fittings found above ground level.
• Look for visible damage in the form of corrosion on the boiler’s outer shell, flue, electrical controls, piping and any other components.
• Look for cracks in the firebox and on the target wall (where the burner fires to).