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Hiring a tradesman for oil boiler installations or repairs
Boilers are an essential part of modern living, and so when it comes to installing or repairing an oil boiler it is important to have a professional tradesman on hand. Finding the right tradesman for your job might seem like a long and tedious task, but it is much easier through Plentific. The Plentific website offers a service which can quickly generate a list of the best tradesmen in your local area offering the skills your job requires. You will also get quick access to customer ratings and reviews for each of your choices to help you compare them and make your final hire with confidence.
What do you need to know about oil boiler installations or repairs?
Oil boilers can be a good option for homes that are not connected to a gas network. They are also an environmentally friendly option, recycling heat and energy to cut your heating costs. However, they are also more complex than gas boilers, and so installing or repairing them is typically more expensive.
It is important to check that your chosen tradesman has gas safety registration. The installation will have to comply with British Standards, so take the time to look over the qualifications and experience of each of your options. They may be part of a national tradesmans’ organisation such as OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association), which enforce high standards and codes of conduct on their members. An engineer will want to look over your property before installing the new boiler and will be able to let you know if any additional work will be required before providing a quote. This kind of visit is usually free of charge, though you should at least be able to get a quote over the phone.
Buying and installing an oil boiler will cost several thousand pounds overall; usually at least £3500. Repairs will need to cover labour and the cost of additional parts. Remember that boilers require regular maintenance to ensure they can continue to function correctly without endangering you or your property.