Looking after your oil boiler is a sure-fire way of keeping it in good working order for years to come. Oil boilers are expensive to replace, and can rack up costly bills if not working properly. While many of us neglect our boilers until the winter, by maintaining it year-round, you can be sure it will function well throughout the colder months.
Read our guide to find out our top tips for maintaining your system.
1. Keep Your Oil Tank Full
Keeping the tank topped up is an excellent way to care for your oil boiler. If your heating oil runs out, the filter can become clogged by an unpleasant sludge which prevents the system from functioning correctly. However, there are measures you can implement to prevent your tank from running day. For example, you can install a tank monitor to track your oil levels. Otherwise, set reminders to purchase more oil before your current supply runs out.
2. Check The Pressure
Your oil boiler must be set at the right pressure to efficiently circulate hot water through your home’s pipes and radiators. If the pressure is too high, the boiler may begin to leak. However, if the pressure is too low, its efficiency will be massively reduced. This means you may end up paying more for heating and hot water. Consult your boiler’s manual to find out what pressure it needs to be set to.
3. Protect It From Corrosion
If left untreated, corrosion can be destructive to your oil boiler’s lifespan. It is not always possible to completely stop corrosion from occurring, but preventing it from spreading is instrumental to your boiler’s health. Ensuring your oil boiler is at the correct pressure can help to reduce corrosion, as well as treating the water in the system. If the corrosion is widespread, or you’re unsure of what to do, contact a professional to help.
4. Have Your Boiler Serviced Annually
By having your oil boiler serviced once every year, you can reduce the chances of costly repairs down the line. Only a qualified professional should complete this service. As a faulty system costs extra to operate, a service can also help ensure that you aren’t paying excessive heating bills. Avoiding routine maintenance can have a negative impact on your boiler’s performance. What’s more, it may even void your warranty.
Contact AB Engineering For Boiler Servicing And Repairs
Have your oil boiler serviced with AB Engineering. Our expert team can be on hand to ensure your boiler is working optimally. Contact us today to find out more or arrange a free consultation.