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Heating Advice For New Homebuyers (Part 3): Oil Boilers

In Wiltshire and Dorset there are many homes located off-grid and in rural areas, which means that Oil boilers are often commonplace.  Oil boilers can be very expensive to fix, and if left unchecked could result in significant cost as well as possible damage.

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Oil Boilers

Check the surrounding wall space with oil boilers, as black walls are not a good sign and points towards poor servicing in the past. You should be able to tell this by looking through the service history as well.

If you’re not sure, have a look at the oil tank itself. If made of metal ensure you check underneath for rust – beware of the appearance, a fresh coat of paint is no guarantee as to what you’ll find underneath, and is often mostly rust!

A replacement tank can be very costly, and leaks will be considerably more, especially if it has seeped into the ground below. Always be sure, and if needs be, get a professional opinion.


If you are looking to invest in a new home it is always good to get a professional opinion. A comprehensive condition report will provide you will all the information about the condition of your home energy systems. Read more about what to look out for in a new property in part 1 and part 2 of our ‘Heating Advice For New Homebuyers’ blog series.

Having a condition report, as well as all the installation and servicing paperwork for your home could significantly reduce your home insurance. This will also highlight any areas that may require attention, which means you are better informed of the potential costs.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how you can benefit from a full report, boiler servicing, plumbing and more.  Our engineers are NICEIC, GasSafe and OFTEC qualified, ensuring the best service for one of your most valuable assets.

Our customer care team are always ready to help make your home more efficient, call us today to arrange an appointment: 01722 331066


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