How do I maintain my heating oil system?

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.