Over the last few years there has been much discussion about the changes in kerosene quality (heating oil & Aga fuel) and the increase in reported field problems with boilers and Aga’s. Problems seem to be on the increase for all boilers, but the vaporising cookers such as AGAs appear to have been particularly affected.
According to some fuel quality chemists, another contributing factor to more variable fuel quality is the BS2869C2 kerosene quality standard. All fuels sold in the UK meet this standard, but there appears to be a trend of the quality being closer to the limits of this specification than it would have been in the past. This change is probably being driven by the higher manufacturing cost of the lower sulphur kerosene.
Have you noticed increased issues with your Aga or Boiler since the low sulphur fuels were introduced a few years ago? Did you find that using Premium Aga Fuel Additives (CookerMax) reduced the issues that you may have previously experienced? Do you have any other hints and tips for fellow Aga owners?