Importance Of Using An OFTEC Registered Engineer Using an OFTEC registered engineer for all oil boilers is essential for the
safety and condition of your boiler. If you fail to use an OFTEC registered engineer,
it could lead to short and long-term problems for your boiler and therefore
expensive repairs or replacements.
Heating and Plumbing Ltd are fully qualified and OFTEC registered engineers. This should give
you full assurance in our team when working with any oil boilers. Oil Boiler Installation
There are several oil boiler models that are available and
regardless of the model you choose, an OFTEC registered engineer should always
be used. Oil boilers are less common than gas boilers however, they are still a
fantastic option for every property.
All new boilers should be installed safely and by a
qualified team to ensure the boiler has fantastic durability. For a long-lasting boiler, your installation must be completed correctly. This will
prevent regular repairs being needed and ensures with any servicing, you shouldn’t
have to make repairs too often.
Oil Boiler Servicing
Similar to your installation, without an OFTEC registered
engineer, you are not ensuring the highest level of safety with your oil boiler
servicing. As OFTEC registered engineers have been trained correctly, this
ensures all servicing identifies any current faults with the boiler and that a
quick solution is found so this problem does not continue.
Oil boilers should always maintain a high standard to ensure
they are safe to use and they offer the highest possible efficiency. The best
way to achieve this is to use fully qualified engineers when having servicing
or repairs to your oil boiler.
What Is OFTEC?
OFTEC stands for Oil Firing Technical Association, helping
businesses using oil heating and cooking appliances. To work with oil boilers,
being an OFTEC registered engineer is essential to ensure anyone handling the
boiler is fully trained with all oil appliances.
By employing someone who is OFTEC registered, this gives you
complete peace of mind that staff members can competently install, service,
repair and replace all oil boilers. This also means they will comply with the
relevant building regulations and manufacturers’ installation requirements. Regardless
of what oil boiler model you have or want installed, an OFTEC registered
engineer should be fully capable of providing the service you require.
If you choose against an OFTEC registered engineer,
even if this is a cheaper option, it could mean oil boilers and appliances do
not offer the performance or condition you should have. Why Use An OFTEC Registered Engineer?
that any oil boiler or oil fired appliances are serviced at least once a year,
for all manufacturers and models. There are several reasons that a regular
service will be required, including: Excessive Smoke & Burnt Fuel Deposits Glazed Photocells Oil Nozzle Efficiency Worn Electrodes
A regular oil boiler service should deal with any of these
issues. If excessive smoke or burnt fuel deposits is an issue, it could cause
soot to form in your boiler heat exchange, lowering the amount of heat that is
transferrable. A service will ensure the heat exchange is cleaned to improve
efficiency. Similarly, your oil nozzle can also wear over time and begin to
cause soot within the heat exchanger. With a replacement oil nozzle, this
should maintain your oil boilers efficiency.
An OFTEC registered engineer will also deal with both
electrodes and photocells. If they are in poor condition, it could lead to a
lower boiler efficiency and random breakdowns of your boiler. Someone who is
OFTEC registered will be able to deal with this problem quickly to restore the
original condition of your boiler.
For more information on what an OFTEC registered engineer
can do for you or to book oil boiler servicing and installations, get in touch
with Spring Heating and Plumbing Ltd. You will always receive a fast response
from our team and any advice you require. Call us on
or 01793 832592 or fill in our 07836 772066 contact form to
make an enquiry.