Who can install an oil boiler?

Friday 8th January 2021

Who can install an oil boiler?

For many homes, you may find that it is most common to have a gas boiler that operates the systems for heating and water. This means the boiler is connected to the gas mains. But some people have an oil boiler because they cannot connect to the gas mains systems. But what is it? How does it work and who can install an oiler boiler? Hopefully this blog will help you to better understand this. 

How does an oil boiler work?

This is a common question we are asked by customers considering their home heating oil system. It is simple. 


  • Heat from the burner passes through a heat exchanger, transferring energy to the water circulating through it. 
  • This hot water is then distributed throughout the house via radiators which consequently warm the rooms as appropriate. 
  • Although radiators remain hot, the boiler does not operate all the time. It switches on and off depending on the boiler water outlet temperature setting on the boiler and the room temperature where the thermostat is located. 
  • If the heating system is switched on, water continuously circulates throughout the boiler, heat exchanger and radiators extracting heat from the burning fuel.
  • An oil boiler will fire more regularly and use more fuel in colder weather to compensate for the additional heat lost through home walls, floor, windows, and roof etc. The energy used is proportional to the temperature differential between the house room temperature and the outside ambient temperature.

Who can install an oil boiler?

It isn’t just any plumber that can install an oil boiler, you need specifically trained professionals and experts in their field to ensure that the job is done properly. You also need to consider whether they are OFTEC Registered businesses that have OFTEC approved technicians who are vetted against strict competency frameworks.

Qualified technicians who work for OFTEC registered businesses have the knowledge, experience and expertise required to ensure your boiler is fitted safely and to industry standards. This is where Lonsdale Plumbing is qualified to meet the requirements of your oil boiler needs. Our qualified technicians also ensure any installation is within building regulations. 

Who can install and oil boiler

What you need to think about? 

If you are looking to have someone install an oil boiler into your property you will need to ensure that you get an OFTEC approved plumber. Lonsdale Plumbing can help with that. Oil powered boilers are very efficient. You also get the added benefits of choosing when you have a delivery of oil, and the budgets that you have as well. The overall cost of running an oil boiler can be cheaper in the long term than any other option. If you are wanting to consider an oil boiler installation then you should get in touch with us right away to discuss an appointment and quotation.

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