Oil Boiler Servicing

Armstrong Plumbing and Heating Ltd offer oil boiler servicing in York, Tadcaster, Wetherby and the surrounding areas.

While oil-fired boilers may be increasingly popular in the UK, it can be slightly more challenging to identify reputable and local engineers with the requisite skills to complete even simple repairs and services.

This is because oil-fired boilers are completely different to gas alternatives, while qualified engineers must hold accreditation from the necessary regulator and governing body if they’re to be trusted to work in your home.

But what should you look for in an oil boiler servicing engineer, and why should you consider working with Armstrong Plumbing & Heating Ltd?

What to Look for in an Oil Boiler Servicing Provider?

Let’s start with the basics; as you need to call on skilled and highly-trained engineers that have been verified by the necessary body.

While you may notice that all reputable gas and heating engineers have earned Gas Safe registration, for example, this does not qualify such tradespeople to work on oil-fired boilers.

Instead, you’ll need to look for a service provider that has an OFTEC accreditation, as this will ensure that they’ve been trained to work on oil boilers and their connecting heating systems.

On a similar note, we’d also recommend hiring an engineer who has full public liability insurance. This can afford you protection and peace of mind in all scenarios while it also provides financial coverage in the unlikely event of damage being done to your home during service or subsequent repair.

You should also check to see whether or not an engineer offers dedicated services for oil-fired boilers.

After all, this is slightly different to unscheduled repairs, as a service should be booked annually and will require an engineer to fully inspect the unit and diagnose any potential faults.

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Oil boiler servicing benefits

Frequent maintenance 

Frequent maintenance on an oil boiler increases its efficiency and guarantees peak performance. To remove any soot or debris buildup, our knowledgeable specialists will clean and inspect every part, including the burner, heat exchanger, and flue. Better fuel combustion results in less energy waste and, eventually, cheaper heating costs.

Improved boiler lifespan

Regular maintenance greatly increases the life of your oil boiler. By taking care of small problems right away, we save them from growing into bigger ones that would require expensive repairs or possibly an early replacement. It's a wise decision to safeguard both your boiler and your finances by investing in regular servicing with Armstrong Plumbing and Heating. Speak with one of our heating engineers in York to book an oil boiler service and improve the lifespan of your heating system. 


When it comes to heating systems, safety is crucial. We carry out extensive safety inspections as part of our servicing to find and fix any possible risks. This includes looking for leaks of carbon monoxide, which is particularly hazardous. Our professionals are skilled in locating and fixing any problems, giving you comfort and a safe and secure living space.

Saves you money 

Even while some homeowners might be reluctant to spend money on routine maintenance, the long-term financial benefits are evident. Your energy costs will go down and you'll save money on emergency repairs by avoiding severe breakdowns and increasing efficiency. Armstrong Plumbing and Heating assists you in obtaining dependable and reasonably priced heating solutions.

Better performance

When an oil boiler is properly maintained, it operates at peak efficiency and provides dependable, even warmth for your entire house. You can rely on your boiler to fulfil the demands of the winter months and make your living areas toasty and cosy when every part is operating at peak efficiency.

Signs You Need An Oil Boiler Service

Strange Noises

Unusual noises from your oil boiler, such as whistling, gurgling or banging, might indicate some problems, like air trapped in the system, a broken pump or debris accumulating in the burner. It is important to pay attention to these noises since they can be signs of underlying issues that need to be professionally attended to.

Increased Energy Bills

Your oil boiler may be functioning inefficiently if you notice a significant increase in your heating expenditures without a matching rise in consumption. Problems including a blocked fuel line, a broken thermostat, or inadequate combustion might be the cause of this. By inspecting your boiler and determining the underlying cause of the issue, an expert may help you reduce your long-term energy costs.

Uneven Heating

Your oil boiler may not be dispersing heat uniformly if certain rooms in your house are always cooler than others. Problems like malfunctioning valves, accumulated muck in the pipes, or airlocks in the system might be the source of this. Your house may be made effectively and evenly heated with the assistance of a skilled boiler servicing.

Frequent Breakdowns

It's obvious that something is wrong if your oil boiler is constantly breaking down or fails to ignite. Ignoring these warning indicators may eventually result in more significant damage and expensive repairs. Frequent maintenance may help prevent unplanned failures and extend the life of your boiler by seeing possible issues early on and taking action.

Visible Signs of Wear and Tear

Examine your oil boiler closely for any indications of rust, leaks, or corrosion. These problems may be signs of piping or boiler component deterioration, which might jeopardise the boiler's efficiency and security. Furthermore, it's critical to get your boiler tested right away if you detect any strange scents, like oil or burning aromas, in order to detect and resolve any possible safety risks.#

For expert boiler servicing in York, Leeds, and the surrounding areas get in touch with us by viewing our contact details below. 

Speak with a professional heating engineer

Simply call our highly experienced gas engineers on 07834 168464 or 01904373075. Or you can email us at ben@armstrongplumbingandheating.co.uk and we'll be happy to help. 

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