In 2007 the British standard specification for heating oil was changed and the maximum sulphur content was halved. This has meant that boiler injectors and burners tend to soot up more quickly, which can lead to service issues and decreased efficiency. These side effects can be eradicated by using premium heating oil for boilers. This fuel benefits from the addition of an additive (usually added at the point of delivery by the driver) which increases the efficiency of the fuel while lowering the char value.
Benefits of Premium Heating Oil
Using a premium heating oil fuel can benefit your oil storage tank by preventing the possibility of tank erosion caused by fuel. It will also disperse any sludge build up from the bottom of your tank that could cause filter or injector blockages.
Additional benefits include:
- Increased shelf life of fuel while in the tank.
- Inhibits further deposits in the bottom of the tank.
- Lowers carbon dioxide emissions.
- Helps keep injectors and burners clean providing a constant temperature output.
- Increases overall heating system efficiency.
Continued use of a premium heating oil will keep your system running as efficiently as possible while helping to lower your heating oil bill and reduce service issues.
Please note, we recommend that you continue to have your boiler serviced on a yearly basis by an OFTEC registered engineer. Should you have any questions regarding our products and services please get in touch and we will be happy to assist. If you have a question specifically relating to your heating oil order, the supplier’s direct contact details are available on your order confirmation.