Now that Winter is behind us, Spring is the perfect time to carry out some home maintenance. This includes looking after your heating system. Here we’ve put together some useful tips to think about to help get the most out of your heating system. It’s also important to think about keeping it safe and secure for the months ahead.
- With most heating oil tanks located outside, the improved weather will give you the chance to not just catch up on the garden, but also carry out any maintenance around your tank. If you haven’t already you could plant some shrubs around your tank or install fencing to help deter opportunistic thieves. It’s also a good time to carry out a visual inspection of your tank and check for signs of wear and tear. This includes locks that may need replacing. More information on heating oil security can be found here.
- If your heating oil supply has been depleted after the colder weather, you could look at ordering a larger supply. This could potentially cover you for the spring/summer months. When ordering larger volumes of heating oil, you can benefit from a cheaper price per litre. This is because it is more cost effective for the fuel supplier to make fewer deliveries. These savings are passed on to you by way of a lower rate. Get a new heating oil quote today and see how much you can save on your next order.
- Whilst now would usually be a good time to schedule your annual boiler and tank service, many engineers are only doing essential call outs. Keeping your boiler in good working order is crucial so it’s still important that you have any problems seen to. You can always discuss the concern over the phone with your local engineer first to see if a visit is necessary. Visit the OFTEC website for more information and to find a qualified home heating oil engineer.