Maintaining your Home Heating Oil System & Energy Saving Tips.

Tank Maintenance

Regular Inspections

It is important to check your oil tank frequently for leaks, corrosion, or damage. Early detection can prevent costly repairs and environmental hazards.

Professional Servicing

 Schedule annual maintenance by a qualified boiler technician to inspect your tank and heating system, ensuring optimal performance and safety.

Monitor Oil Levels

Keep track of your oil levels and reorder in advance to avoid running out, minimising the risk of system damage to your heating system.The most efficient way to keep track of your levels is with our Magnus Oil monitor, you can find out more about that here.

Know when it's time to replace

Oil losses are costly so it is better to replace an aging tank then wait until it’s too late. Most tanks have a lifespan of 10-15 years.

Boiler Maintenance Tips

Regular Cleaning

Clean your boiler regularly to remove dust, debris, and sediment buildup, which can affect efficiency and performance.

Annual Servicing

Schedule annual servicing by a qualified technician to inspect and maintain your oil boiler, ensuring it operates efficiently and safely.

Check Pressure & Temperature

Monitor boiler pressure and temperature regularly, and ensure they are within the recommended range for optimal efficiency.

Bleed Radiators

If you notice that the bottom of your radiator warms up while the top remains cold when the heating is activated, it indicates an excess of air in the system. Releasing air from a cold radiator through bleeding can enhance efficiency and minimise wastage.  

Energy Saving Tips

Programmable Thermostat

Install a programmable thermostat to regulate heating based on your schedule, reducing energy consumption when heating is not required.

Improved Insulation

Enhance insulation in your home, including walls, windows, and doors, to retain heat and reduce heat loss, resulting in lower heating bills.

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Appliances

Consider upgrading to energy-efficient boilers and radiators to reduce fuel usage and save on energy costs in the long run.

Draft Sealing

Seal drafts around doors, windows, and pipes to prevent heat loss and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without over-relying on heating systems.

Be prepared & Know Your System

It is important in every home that you are familiar with and know how your home heating system works. Make sure you know the location of your oil shut-off valve and always be prepared in case of emergencies.

At Oil Direct, we prioritise your comfort, safety, and energy efficiency. For any inquiries or assistance with your heating oil system, feel free to contact our knowledgeable team. We’re here to ensure your home stays warm and energy-efficient throughout the year.