How Long Does It Take To Service An Oil Boiler?
Are you about to service your oil boiler and wondering just how long it would take to completion? Well, you should first know that during an oil boiler service, there are a wide range of things that needs to be checked. As a result, the service can actually take some time and even more, depending on the present condition of your oil boiler.
During a boiler service, your qualified heating engineer will carry out the following tasks:
• Detach and clean both the burner and fan.
• Examine the combustion chamber rope seal.
• Wipe clean and descale baffles.
• Wipe clean and descale the main heat exchanger
• Detach, clean and replace turbulators
• Examine the combustion levels after cleaning.
He’ll also perform some tank and system checks which includes:
• Inspecting and cleaning condensate
• Testing the fire valve
• Cleaning or replacing the filter
• Cleaning the condense trap
• Conducting a thorough inspection of the tank and oil supply pipe to identify possible damages, deterioration as well as debris.
• Pressure testing the oil supply pipe at the point where it goes underground.
• Examining the system pressure.
With all the aforementioned activities and more, an oil boiler service may take relatively longer period of time when compared to it’s counterpart - gas boiler. This is mainly due to the fact that the boiler itself requires a thorough inspection as well as the oil tank where the fuel is being stored. You get your gas through the mains supply, however oil must firstly be stored inside the tank then filled up when it’s almost low. The oil tank will be inspected to identify possible leaks, bulging, corrosion as well as water.
So generally, an oil boiler service should take between the range of 1 to 2 hours to be completed.