Since changes in the specification of heating oil in 2007, which lowered the sulphur content, range style cookers have suffered. Owners of these cookers have noticed an increase in the amount of carbon deposits (also known as clinkers) building up around the burners. This build up can then affect the efficiency of the cooker and the level of temperature output.
By using premium kerosene you will see improvements in overall efficiency and temperature control leading to more stable heat output. The fuel oil supplied has an additive (usually added at the point of delivery). This enhances and looks after the fuel in your tank. It will also remove any sludge build up that is in the bottom of your oil tank. Which means it keeps your system cleaner for longer while inhibiting the growth of any further build ups.
Additional benefits include:
What should you do if you have both a boiler and a range style cooker on the same system?
Many oil-fired range cookers are supplied by the same fuel tank that supplies the boiler for the house. If this is the case with your system, don't worry, your boiler will benefit from the premium fuel in much the same way. We would recommend using our Premium Heating Oil for Agas, which contains properties to lower the carbon and deposit build up. Should you have any questions please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
Please note: we always recommend you continue to have your oil fired cooker serviced every six months, and boiler annually by an OFTEC registered engineer.