Maintain your boiler
The Cost of Neglecting Your Oil Boiler
Just like gas boilers, we recommend that oil boilers in Swindon be serviced once a year. You may think this is an unnecessary investment, but neglecting your oil boiler service could actually cost you more in the long run and seriously diminish the lifespan of your oil boiler.
Prestige Heating and Electrical Services’ professional boiler engineers serve many areas of the SN postcode area and are members of OFTEC (the Oil Firing Technical Association) – a competent persons scheme which approves technicians qualified to install and maintain oil boilers and heating systems.
We’ve seen at first hand the consequences of failing to regularly service your oil boiler in Swindon and the outlying villages including, Broad Hinton, Wroughton, Wanborough and Purton. Mainly it comes down to your oil boiler failing to run optimally, costing you more in fuel bills, and it also increases the likelihood of a boiler breakdown meaning you might have to buy a replacement oil boiler or spend out for costly oil boiler repairs.
Besides impacting on the reliability and energy efficiency of your oil boiler, failing to have an annual oil boiler service in Swindon can be a safety risk: If your boiler is not combusting properly it could be emitting toxic carbon monoxide.
How we can help
Thorough Oil Boiler Servicing in Swindon
During an oil boiler service our qualified engineers visually inspect the boiler, the flue, piping and your oil tank to make sure they comply with safety regulations. They will replace the oil boiler nozzle, check the boiler combustion and make sure there are no leaks in the supply pipe.
We also remove the boiler casing and clean any components that require it (especially the heat exchanger and the burner), and test all the safety devices.
Once our heating engineers in Swindon have completed the oil boiler service they will issue you with a comprehensive Service record of everything they have checked, tested and inspected, and advise you of any faults or potential problems.
We always leave our work area spick and span, and try to disrupt your household as little as possible when we carry out an oil boiler service. Our company ethos is to treat our customers as we would wish to be treated ourselves.
We cover the majority of the Swindon postcode areas, including SN1, SN2, SN3, SN4, SN5, SN6 and SN25 as well as the outlying areas.
We make an appointment at your convenience for our engineers to visit.
We check your system to make sure your boiler is operating as intended.
We provide a full service report detailing your boiler.
Peace of mind
Oil Boiler Safety for Tenants in Swindon
If you’re the landlord of a property with an oil-fired boiler in Swindon or surrounding villages you are not legally required to have the boiler periodically serviced and maintained, unlike the law applying to gas boilers. However, as a landlord, though, you have a responsibility to follow best practice when it comes to ensuring the safety of your tenants. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 states that rented properties in Swindon and elsewhere in the UK must be safe for the purpose, and you could be found criminally negligent if something befalls your tenant due to a neglected oil boiler.
Prestige Heating and Electrical services therefore recommend that landlords schedule an annual boiler service and safety check by one of our OFTEC registered engineers. As local specialists in oil boilers in Swindon we are ideally placed to make sure that a professional service and boiler safety check is carried out to comply with BS 5410: Part 1, which requires oil fired appliances and equipment to be serviced periodically in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Good maintenance of oil boilers in let properties in Swindon brings peace of mind for both landlords and tenants.
Prestige Heating and Electrical Services have a qualified team of OFTEC registered engineers to undertake professional servicing of oil-fired boilers and heating systems. We recommend that services are carried out once a year.