Boiler Problems: Everything You Need To Know About Oil Boiler Lockout

With winter just around the corner, and heating switched back on – there’s a greater chance that you could be impacted by one of the most common boiler problems: ‘Lockout’.

What is ‘boiler lockout’?

When a boiler has a fault, the system has a mechanism to automatically lock-down to prevent further damage.… Read More

How to Take Care of Your Heating Oil Tank during Summer

A well-maintained heating oil tank is important for protecting you fuel supply, as well as protecting the environment from dangerous oil spills or leaks. Checking your tank on a regular basis is crucial, and with demand for engineers usually lower over warm periods, summer is the perfect time to carry out some much-needed tank maintenance.… Read More

Can Buying Heating Oil Early Help Cut the Cost of Your Energy Bills This Winter?

When you’re in the middle of a summer heatwave it can be a real struggle to think about energy bills and heating your home, but for heating oil users, planning ahead can mean saving hundreds of pounds. This is because, unlike gas which has a relatively consistent value, the price of heating oil fluctuates throughout the year.… Read More

Heating Oil Additives: What Do They Do?

With the price of heating oil subject to unpredictable fluctuations, households not receiving energy from the mains gas supply are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their homes and reduce heating costs. One of the quickest and easiest ways to achieve this is by using a heating oil additive.… Read More

Top 5 Tips for Looking After Your Heating Oil

As a heating oil user you’ll be well aware of how important it is to look after your fuel supplies. Unlike gas, which is supplied as and when you need it, heating oil must be delivered and then stored in a nearby tank – so protecting your heating oil is crucial if you want to stay warm all year round.… Read More

Why Your Boiler Needs Regular Servicing

When it comes to household maintenance, it can be tempting to take the “if it isn’t broke, why fix it?” approach, particularly when it comes to your boiler. Tucked away in a dark corner of the house, why bother servicing it when it’s already working fine? The answer is actually three-fold.… Read More

OFTEC Urge NI Residents to Apply for Boiler Replacement Scheme

£2 million cash injection extends Boiler Replacement Scheme until 31st March 2016. Industry body OFTEC are urging homeowners in Northern Ireland to take advantage of recent extensions to the Boiler Replacement Scheme. The nationwide programme, which was launched in 2012, was created to help homeowners fund the replacement of their old boiler, by providing a grant of up to £1,000 for eligible homes.… Read More

10 Easy Ways to Keep Your AGA Healthy over Winter

There’s nothing quite like an AGA – it’s the beating heart of every household; cooking your meals, warming your pipes and adding a distinctive bit of character to your kitchen. In colder months, your AGA works overtime to keep your house warm and cosy, so it’s worth making sure that you give it the TLC it deserves.… Read More

Top 5: Mad Myths About Heating Oil

Want to sort the fact from the fiction? Find out the truth behind the most common rumours as we examine and debunk the top five heating oil myths…   Myth 1: Oil-Powered Heating Systems are Expensive. While some fossil-fuels can be expensive to produce, kerosene (or ‘heating oil’) is one of the cheapest.… Read More

Improving the Efficiency of Your Oil Boiler

We all know that running a home on heating oil is more expensive than Gas but, if you live in a rural area, you may not have much choice! While there are more renewable energy alternatives now coming onto the market, the initial cost of installation can be prohibitive for many households.… Read More