Domestic oil installation and boiler servicing
If you're installing a new oil fired boiler or need a boiler checked or repaired, you should always use a OFTEC registered technician.
OFTEC who maintain a register of technicians who have been trained and independently assessed and are deemed competent to work with oil-fired appliances in Britain.
Why should I use an Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Registered Technician?
All heating appliances should be installed correctly and will require annual servicing to ensure they perform correctly and safely.
There are building regulations that apply to the siting of your oil tank and your new or replacement boiler or stove.
A registered technician will install new boilers and tanks to meet the current regulations and give you a commissioning certificate that will meet Building Control requirements.
Poorly installed, badly maintained appliances could put you and your family at risk from house fires or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
Make sure your technician uses a flue gas analyser to correctly set up your boiler to maximise the efficiency of the appliance and to check for any CO leakage.
Boilers and tanks should be serviced annually as recommended.
How to find an OFTEC registered technician.
All registered technicians are listed on the OFTEC website
How do I know that my engineer is on the OFTEC register?
All registered technicians carry an ID card displaying a photograph and the type of work they are qualified to do. Before any oil work is carried out, always ask to see the technicians ID card.
You can find more information on oil heating on OFTEC's website.