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How to service a Grant oil boiler

Grant oil boiler installed in a kitchen

Your boiler is one of the most important appliances in your home. It keeps your water hot and ensures each room is toasty and warm in the dead of winter. It’s easy to take our boilers for granted… until they break down. That is why it’s so important to have your oil boiler serviced by a professional on a regular basis. You don’t want to get caught out in the cold – literally.

When your boiler is running efficiently, the oil burns evenly and cleanly, achieving ‘complete combustion.’ That means that it is working at peak performance and getting all of the energy possible from the fuel inside.

On the other hand, a boiler in a state of ‘incomplete combustion’ is sooty and dirty, with soot clogging the fan, turbulators, and burner. Not only is this bad for your boiler, but it also wastes fuel and costs you money. Thankfully, it’s easy to prevent this from happening with regular servicing by a Grant-approved engineer.

It’s important to have your boiler serviced on an annual basis to keep it in good condition and solve problems before they become worse.

Can You Service a Grant Oil Boiler Yourself?

While you are technically allowed by law to service your oil boiler on your own, we strongly caution you against doing so. Without proper training and accreditation, you could not only damage your boiler, but injure yourself in the process.

If you don’t have experience and training, you should not even attempt the most basic of repairs or maintenance. It’s a much better move to have your boiler serviced by a Grant-approved engineer. They’ll catch the minor issues when they’re still small, preventing bigger issues (and bigger bills) down the line. By having your boiler serviced regularly, you’ll prolong the life of your boiler – it just makes sense.

Why should you use a Grant-Approved Engineer?

When you use a Grant-approved engineer, you can be sure that they know the boiler inside and out. Grant boilers use oil, so you need an OFTEC engineer for each servicing. They will assess your boiler and perform tests to ensure it is safe, efficient, and working to its highest potential.

In addition to pointing out wear and tear and discovering problems in the early stages, a Grant-approved engineer can save you money on your monthly energy bills. By ensuring that your boiler is running smoothly, they’ll improve its efficiency, thus lowering the amount of energy it uses.

Your Grant-approved engineer will clean and descale your boiler, check the seals,

remove and replace any worn parts, clean any condensation, test the valves, and replace the filters. The visit usually takes around an hour, but saves you so much time, money, and stress in the long run.

With regular servicing by a Grant-approved engineer, you’ll gain peace of mind that your boiler is in tip-top shape, ready to keep you and your family nice and warm all year long.

AddHeat are Grant approved installers and OFTEC approved oil boiler engineers. We provide oil boiler servicing across Stockport & Cheshire. Call our friendly team now to book an appointment.

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Our Accreditations

To ensure our customers receive a high standard of workmanship and professionalism,
our company is accredited and monitored by several trade and industry bodies.
We are:
- Gas Safe Registered
- OFTEC Registered
- Worcester Accredited Installers
- Grant Approved Oil Boiler Installers.