Agricultural Heating Services
At Rix Petroleum, our agricultural heating division has been running for over 50 years, so there is nothing we haven’t encountered! Agricultural heating downtime can be disastrous and costly for farms, which is why we offer a range of services to support you. Whether it’s routine maintenance to prevent issues or an emergency service to get you up and running again, we are here for you.
Our team of highly-qualified, OFTEC-certified engineers are here to install, maintain and repair your agricultural heaters, so you can feel reassured all jobs will be completed to the highest standards and everything put back in place.
Agricultural Heater Maintenance
We provide a yearly boiler service to ensure it is running safely and that your insurance policy is valid. Ensuring your agricultural heaters are running as they should helps to reduce your energy bill and gives you peace of mind.
We also offer a tank health check service. This helps prevent spills and leaks, protecting your environment, livestock and crops. Additionally, keeping on top of tank checks avoids untreated problems escalating into expensive repair jobs. As well as boilers, we can install a wide range of heating tanks, ideal for storing heating oil, diesel or AdBlue fuels and provide replacement parts, should you need them. From nozzles to gauges, if you need a new component for your agricultural heating equipment, we are here to help.
Agricultural Heating Emergency
In case of an oil boiler emergency, we have breakdown support on standby, so you never have to worry. However, if you’re a belt and braces kind of person, you may be pleased to know we can offer oil boiler insurance in partnership with Boilerplus from Bluefin.
Avoid getting caught out this year with a costly boiler breakdown and speak to a member of our agricultural heating services team to discuss your requirements and arrange for an oil boiler service. Visit our local depot page to find your local advisor.
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Frequently asked questions
In high temperatures, heating oil can evaporate through air vents. However, it is unlikely that you will lose a significant amount of heating oil through evaporation.
Without proper maintenance, bacteria can grow in your heating oil. This forms a sludge that corrodes your oil tank and pipes. An unusual smell is an indicator of bacterial growth.
Regular water removal and oil filtration will help prevent your heating oil going bad. You can also use additives to reduce the risk of bacterial growth.
Kept in the proper conditions, heating oil should remain usable for around 10 years.
You can find your nearest oil disposal service provider via the Oil Bank Line website, or by calling 0800 66 33 66.
Alternatively, contact your local authority for guidance.
You should have your heating oil tank and oil boiler inspected at least once per year by an OFTEC-qualified heating engineer.
You should also regularly perform visual inspections, and general upkeep:
- Remove debris from the external bund.
- Close access points when out of use.
- Clean any oil spillages made during delivery.
- Check for oil stains on the supports or ground.
- Check for bulging, cracks, rust or discolouration on the tank.
- Check that all connections are secure.
- Treat and paint steel tanks as required.
Seek professional advice from an OFTEC-qualified engineer or registered company if you notice anything of concern.
If you run out of heating oil, contact your local depot as soon as possible.
At all times we will endeavour to get your oil delivered to you quickly and efficiently but please be aware that this could take a little longer when fuel demand is at its highest, such as at Christmas time.
All of our depots stock Emergency 25 litre drums of heating oil, which you can pick up by visiting your local Rix Depot. Simply contact them in advance and they will get it ready for you to collect.
The paraffin in heating oil can freeze and clog your line, potentially preventing you from heating your home. To reduce the risk of this happening, you should insulate your tank and pipes, and have your oil filter installed indoors.
You can also purchase additives that lower the freezing temperature of heating oil, or purchase pre-treated oil. Another option is to install an electric heat sheet that warms your tank when the temperature drops, although this is relatively costly.
Having your heating oil tank installed indoors is the most effective way to prevent freezing.