Welcome to Rix Heating Services
Rix offer a great range of domestic heating services to meet all your home heating needs. All of the home heating services we provide are carried out by OFTEC-certified engineers who are experienced, knowledgeable and reliable. Explore the full list of heating services below.
Please note our domestic heating services are only available across Yorkshire and the Humber, and on the East Coast of Scotland.
Rix Home Heating Services
The team at Rix can take care of all your heating oil service needs. Our certified engineers can help with installation, servicing and repairs.
Here is a full list of the home heating services we offer:
- Oil Boiler Repair: You should get your oil fired boiler serviced every 12 months, before the autumn and winter weather arrives. Our OFTEC certified engineers will undertake a thorough service of your boiler and identify if anything needs repair.
- Heating Oil Tank Inspection: An oil tank health check and service will help you protect your boiler and heating oil system. Monitor your oil tank regularly to detect any issues.
- Heating Oil Tank Installation: Your new heating oil fuel tank should be installed by professionals to ensure your tank is safe, secure and complies with regulations.
- Aga Cooker Servicing: Oil cookers, including Aga cookers, need servicing at regular intervals to ensure it’s running safely and efficiently.
We always have breakdown support on standby should you experience an oil boiler, tank or Aga cooker emergency, offering you peace of mind.
We’ve also partnered up with BoilerPlus to offer Rix Petroleum customers a 10% discount on specialist oil boiler insurance cover. And, we provide the option for customers to make use of our home heating monthly payment plans.
Why choose Rix for your domestic heating services need?
Our home heating services division is made up of talented OFTEC qualified technicians and experienced support staff who are ready and waiting to assist you. Whether you require a full service from our engineers, or simply want some advice, we are here to help.
OFTEC Qualified Technicians
Your safety is important to us, which is why our highly trained engineers are all OFTEC qualified and carry out work to the highest standard at all times. During each domestic heating service, our engineers will conduct thorough checks of your system and carry out all the necessary tests. The work area is cleaned and left exactly as it was found, and our engineers will run you through a completion of work report, answering any questions you may have.
Emergency Call-Out Service
Oil boiler emergencies can happen which is why we always have breakdown support on standby. A functional and safe oil heating system is vital, and our expert technicians are ready to help customers resolve the issue.
If you have any questions or worries about your heating oil system, then don’t hesitate to contact your team of local experts, who are always happy to help.
For more advice and tips on managing your heating oil system, have a look at our blog which is full of useful guides and advice.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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