Gas / Oil appliance install or service

Gas – We are Gas Safe registered

When it comes to gas, you need to make sure the company you are instructing are Gas Safe Registered. At Syder Plumbing and Heating, our engineers carry a photo ID card issued by Gas Safe, always ask to see the engineers ID card upon entry to your property.

We have the experience and expertise for all types of gas appliances. Our customers can rest assured they will receive a job completed to the highest standard. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, reliability and quality workmanship.

Our service covers the safe installation and servicing of:

  • Cookers
  • Fires
  • Central Heating Boilers
  • Gas pipe work

Oil – We are OFTEC registered

Oil Boiler Servicing

Having an oil fired boiler serviced regularly can keep it operating at its most efficient. This reduces fuel bills and saves money on costly call-out fees for unexpected breakdowns. OFTEC recommends that oil fired appliances and equipment are serviced at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer.

There are many reasons why the efficiency of an oil fired boiler could be reduced. Here are a few:

  • Excessive smoke and partially burnt fuel deposits can cause soot to form within the boiler heat exchanger, restricting the amount of heat that can be transferred into the heating system water. The cleaner the heat exchanger, the more efficient the boiler will be.
  • Oil nozzles regulate how much oil passes through the burner. The nozzles are consumable items that wear over time affecting combustion and lowering boiler efficiency. If they are not replaced, they could cause “sooting up” of the heat exchanger due to too much fuel passing through the burner.
  • Photocells can glaze over with deposits. Photocells are an important safety feature which detect whether the boiler has lit. If a photocell is dirty it may not be able to detect the burner flame correctly and could cause the boiler to shut down randomly. Boilers frequently switching on and off will be less efficient than those running for longer periods.
  • Electrodes can wear and attract soot and deposits. Electrodes produce a spark to light the fuel, if they are worn or in poor condition the boiler may not light. Again, causing inconvenience, inefficiency and increasing fuel cost.

Oil storage tank and supply

Oil storage tanks and oil supply pipes should always be visually checked during a service visit. The tank should be checked for water contamination, filter elements will need to be cleaned and/or replaced and fittings checked for oil leaks.

Carbon Monoxide

With any gas or oil appliance, poor or inadequate servicing can cause the generation of carbon monoxide. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that your oil boiler is checked and serviced at least annually.

Carbon monoxide is a highly toxic poisonous gas. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless and therefore difficult to detect. Some symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are tiredness, nausea, headaches, vomiting and dizziness.

It is advisable to fit an audible carbon monoxide detector.

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