Oil boilers

Oil boiler servicing

A modern condensing oil boiler is really efficient, making the fuel you’re burning to heat your home go further. They operate at the highest levels of efficiency (typically 90% plus), so your home is warm and cosy, and your heating fuel consumption and spend is reduced.

When to have your oil boiler serviced

To maximise the efficiency of your boiler, it is recommended that the appliance is serviced annually. The Consumer Council of Northern Ireland and NI Direct recommend that oil users contract the services of a local OFTEC Registered Technician to service their oil installations.
Contact your nearest Registered Technician – they are appropriately qualified and insured to work in your home and can also advise on energy efficiency.

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Why you should have your oil boiler serviced

Having an oil fired boiler serviced regularly can keep it operating most efficiently. Not only will this help save you money on fuel bills it could also prevent 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.

For more information, read OFTEC’s Guide on Why an oil fired boiler should be serviced regularly.

Upgrade your oil boiler

Why you should upgrade to a new condensing oil boiler

OFTEC estimates that over 70% of oil boilers in Northern Ireland are over 15 years old and could benefit from an upgrade to improve efficiency levels. A condensing oil boiler will increase your efficiency level by up to 18% and that can mean annual savings of up to £264 on your oil bill (Savings based on Sutherland Tables figures from January 2019 for a 3 bed house). Upgrading to a condensing boiler is easy because all your existing pipe-work remains and the new boiler simply slots into the existing space. There’s minimal upheaval and disruption compared to switching to an alternative fuel source. 

Your local OFTEC registered technician can provide you with a written quotation to upgrade your boiler and/or oil tank.

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