Oil Boiler Repair in York

Looking for an OFTEC registered engineer in York to fix your faulty oil boiler? Get in touch with us at Armstrong Plumbing & Heating for all of your oil boiler needs. 

You can give us a call on 01904 373075 or 07834 168464 or send us a message using our contact form.

Oil boiler repair in York: our services

We understand the inconvenience and stress that a broken oil boiler causes, especially during the colder months. That is why we provide dependable and efficient oil boiler repair in York to help you get your heating system back up and running as soon as possible.

Our heating engineers are all highly skilled and qualified, with OFTEC registration and extensive training, ensuring that they have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and repair any problem with your oil boiler.

We are confident that we can repair any brand or model of oil boiler, whether it is a Worcester-bosch, Grant, or any other type of boiler. We stock a large inventory of spare parts and components, allowing us to repair any problems quickly and efficiently.

We also repair oil tanks, which are an essential component of the oil heating system. Our heating engineers in York can quickly diagnose and repair any issues with your oil tank, ensuring that it operates safely and efficiently.

Signs you need a oil boiler repair

As a homeowner who relies on an oil boiler for heating, you should be aware of the warning signs that your boiler may require repair. Ignoring these warning signs can lead to more serious problems, including a complete breakdown of your heating system. Here are some common indications that your oil boiler may require repair:

Unusual Noises

Strange noises from your boiler, such as banging, whistling, or gurgling, may indicate a problem. These noises may indicate problems with the boiler's pumps, valves, or pipes, which can lead to serious damage if not addressed.


Leaks in oil boilers can occur in a variety of parts of the system, including the pipes, valves, and tank. If you notice water or oil puddles around your boiler or tank, it's a sign of a leak that needs to be fixed right away.

Poor Heating Performance

It could be a sign of a faulty boiler if your home does not heat up properly or takes longer to heat up than usual. This problem can be caused by a variety of factors, including a clogged filter, a faulty thermostat, or a faulty pump.

Increased Energy Bills

If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills while making no changes to your usage, this could be a sign of an inefficient boiler. A faulty boiler will consume more fuel than necessary, resulting in higher energy bills.

Pilot flame issues

Your boiler's pilot flame should burn a consistent blue colour. A yellow or flickering flame could be a sign of an obstruction preventing proper combustion, including a buildup of dirt or debris or an insufficient air supply. An uneven flame needs to be attended to right away because it might lower your boiler's efficiency and present a safety issue.


Incomplete combustion is indicated by soot or carbon deposits on or near your boiler. This not only lowers your boiler's efficiency but also creates a carbon monoxide hazard that could be dangerous. To solve this problem and guarantee the safe operation of your heating system, professional assistance is essential.

Boiler age

Think about how old your oil boiler is. Boilers are more vulnerable to wear and tear as they get older. Your boiler may be more prone to problems if it is nearing or beyond its anticipated lifespan. For older boilers, routine maintenance becomes more and more important to ensure optimal performance.

Boiler cycling

An abnormally high number of on-and-off cycles from your boiler may indicate a broken thermostat, low water pressure, or problems with the boiler controls. In addition to reducing energy efficiency, this continuous cycling unnecessarily stresses the system's parts.

Delayed ignition

When you turn on your boiler, if there is a delay in the ignition process, there may be an underlying problem. There could be issues with the fuel supply, ignition system, or other parts causing this delay. Ignoring this problem could cause the system to break down because it will wear it down more quickly.


An overt smell coming from your oil boiler, particularly one that is strong or out of the ordinary, could be a sign of oil fumes or possibly a combustion issue. These smells may indicate incomplete burning, and it's important to take quick action to rectify the problem to avoid both inefficiency and possible health risks.

If you’re concerned, we offer boiler servicing in York and Leeds to prevent these small problems from becoming major ones. 

Why you should hire us

Our oil boiler repair work is covered by comprehensive public liability insurance, which means that you can retain genuine peace of mind whenever one of the team works in your home.

Our engineers also boast years of experience in the industry, during which time we've handled a large number of oil-fired boiler repairs. So, no task is too big or small for our talented team, who can also find a solution to the most complex issues.

It’s also important to note that many of our customers represent repeat business, as clients trust us to maintain and repair the oil-fired boilers that we’ve installed over time. We’re incredibly proud of this, and would love to add you to our loyal base of customers.

Get in Touch Today to Find Out More

Based in Yorkshire and operating in neighbouring regions such as York, Malton, Wetherby, Knaresborough, Selby, Tadcaster and Easingwold, we offer a comprehensive oil boiler repair service that covers a broad range of tasks.

To learn more about this and how we can help you, feel free to get in touch either through the contact page here or by emailing us at ben@armstrongplumbingandheating.co.uk.

Similarly, you can call us on either 01904375075 or 07834168464 and speak to one of the team directly!

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