AddHeat are OFTEC registered oil boiler installation, service & repair experts based in Cheadle, Cheshire, covering Stockport and Manchester too.
Many of our customers across Cheshire are in rural locations and have chosen an oil fired boiler for their central heating. Oil boilers require servicing & maintenance just as gas boilers do – keeping your oil boiler maintained helps it to stay free of breakdowns and operate efficiently, saving you money in the long run.
How Do Oil Boilers Work?
Oil boilers burn oil for fuel, instead of gas or LPG. They then use this to provide heat for a central heating system in much the same way as any other boiler does. Oil can power combination heating systems, regular conventional or system boilers and take their water supply from the mains or a storage tank.
Oil central heating systems heat radiators, showers and hot water taps in just the same was as other boilers, efficiently delivering heat and hot water around the home.
Oil fired boilers require an oil tank to store the oil. The tanks will need regular filling from an oil tanker which will use a hose to fill the oil tank from the truck. How often the tank needs filling will depend on how much oil you use and the size of the tank, so be sure to take advice on this before installation.
Oil tanks need to comply with UK building regulations. OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) provide details on current regulations for oil fired central heating systems.
How Far Does my Oil Tank Need to be From my House?
Your oil tank needs to be situated as follows:
- 8m away from non-fire rated eaves of a building
- 8m away from a non-fire rated building or structure (e.g. garden sheds)
- 8m away from openings (such as doors or windows) in a fire rated building or structure (e.g. brick built house/garage)
- 8m away from oil fired appliance flue terminals
- 760mm away from a non-fire rated boundary such as a wooden boundary fence
- 600mm away from screening (e.g. trellis and foliage) that does not form part of the boundary.
Oil prices can fluctuate, so it’s best to shop around for the best deal for your oil supply.
We are OFTEC Registered
OFTEC is the Oil Fired Technical Association. They are recognised by the Government, oil companies, heating appliance and tank manufacturers as being the acceptable trade body in technician training & assessment for the domestic heating, oil distribution and commercial oil firing industry.
For the oil industry in England and Wales, OFTEC registered technicians are the only people defined as competent and able to self-certify their work without the need for informing the local building control department.
The standard Worcester product guarantee period is usually 2-5 years. As Accredited installers we can offer longer guarantee periods from 7 to 10 years depending on the type of boiler and parts used.
Worcester also run national guarantee promotions, so please check the Worcester website or ask your installer for up-to-date offers and product information.
Why Choose AddHeat?
Welcome to AddHeat – we are a local, family run business, installing over 500 boilers a year. We offer expert advice and quality workmanship within the heating industry and with our office and small showroom locally you can be sure we are never far away.
All of employees are time served experienced gas safe and/or OFTEC engineers so you can feel assured that you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on our high standards of work – taking care of every detail to ensure that you are 100% happy with the services carried out. We are proud to be Gold level Worcester Bosch Accredited installers.