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Oil Heater Tune-Up

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Oil Heating Tune-Up.

What services should be performed annually on oil fuel burners and equipment?

EMCO Tech technician’s routine tune-up service checklist for Oil Furnace or Oil Boiler:

  • Replace nozzle and oil filter
  • Replace oil pump strainer
  • Clean and adjust electrodes
  • Clean ignition transformer contacts
  • Purge oil line
  • Test system
  • Labor, and parts additional

Routine tune-up once per year for oil heating systems, and 2 times per year for dual purpose oil boilers with domestic hot water

Oil Heater Tune-Up Service

During Oil Heater Tune-Up EMCO Tech Technician may recommend additional oil boiler maintenance services, such as:

  • Purging radiators & water pipes
  • Heat exchanger cleaning
  • Steam system flush and sediment cleaning
  • Additional accessories and code upgrades

Why Oil Heating Tune-Up & Preventive Maintenance is Important for Furnace and Boiler?

When operating a furnace or a boiler working on liquid fuel (oil) in a residential or a commercial property, the main factor for trouble-free operation is the preventative tune-ups and cleaning of the boiler (mechanical and chemical), maintenance and adjustment of the burner. Usually homeowners don’t pay attention to this which may lead to the premature failure of the oil burner or even a whole system.

Keep in mind that:

  • Small deposits on the inner walls of the combustion chamber may lead to a decrease in the oil boiler efficiency by 10-15%.
  • Cleaning of oil boilers should be carried out at least twice a year, in some cases three times a year. Cleaning of the boiler must be performed both chemical and mechanical.
  • Frequency of preventive maintenance depends on the quality of oil and its usage.

These are the most common problems causing improper combustion, contamination, and failure of the oil furnace or boiler:

  • Incorrect adjustment of the burner to the parameters of combustion of oil;
  • Insufficient maintenance of the oil burner;
  • Control elements not set to equipment manufacturer requirements;
  • Poorly installed fuel line;
  • Low quality fuel oil;
  • Lack timely replacement of oil filter for the burner;
  • Quality of installed accessories and materials furnace and boiler equipment
  • Neglected oil heater tune-up;
oil heating radiator

The advantages of qualified and professional oil heater tune-up and preventive maintenance:

  • Reduced fuel consumption;
  • Increased efficiency and lifespan of the oil burning system;
  • Heating cycle time reduction in the heat exchanger;
  • Minimized chance of  malfunction of heating system during winter months;
  • Less pollutant emissions into the environment.

It’s very important to make sure that HVAC contractor which provides oil furnace maintenance has a valid certificate of the manufacturer, authorizing the company to perform works on oil furnace installation, repairs and maintenance.

In case of the absence of a valid certificate from your oil furnace or boiler manufacturer warranty may be voided. EMCO Tech Preferred oil boiler equipment manufacturer is Weil McLain.

Also, we highly recommend you no to carry out works on oil furnace maintenance by yourself as this may lead to serious health injuries and potential damage. Let EMCO Tech aka Emergency Maintenance Company service technicians handle all of your oil heater needs.

What Additional Services Technician Might Perform During an Oil Burner Tune-up?
  • Motor lubrication & oil flow check.
  • Heating plant and chimney base vacuuming.
  • Controls inspection.
  • Switches inspection.
  • Thermostat accuracy.
  • Blower inspection to confirm sufficient airflow.
  • Blower motor and belt inspection
About EMC

Emergency Maintenance Company field supervisors have been servicing heating & cooling equipment in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for over 30 years. We have repair and installation experience with all residential and commercial manufacturers of HVAC equipment located in Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware Counties.
EMCO Technicians are well known for their quick troubleshooting and emergency repair service calls. Our office staff delivers superior customer service, and our trained technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to diagnose HVAC problems quickly.
We pride ourselves on offering cost-effective repair and replacement solutions to meet your HVAC servicing needs.

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