Welcome to Rix Heating Services
We have a great range of services including heating maintenance and also a heating repair service in varying forms. These services are only available across Yorkshire and the Humber, and on the East Coast of Scotland.
Rix Heating Services
Rix heating solutions can take care of all your heating oil boiler and tank needs. Our certified engineers can offer installation, servicing and repairs. Here is a full list of the home heating services we offer below:
When you choose Rix heating services, the job is completed using only the best quality products. We pride ourselves on completing the job to the highest standard and leaving your home as neat and tidy as when we arrived.
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 for you.
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 the service, our engineers will clean the boiler heat exchanger, flue ways, oil burner and replace the nozzle. Also, they will check and replace the oil filter, inspect the fuel tank, reassemble and then perform a full combustion test. The work area is then cleaned and left exactly as it was found. Finally, our engineers will run you through a completion of work report.
Peace of Mind
In the case of an oil boiler emergency, we have breakdown support on standby, so you have complete peace of mind. 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.
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.
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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.