heating oil users are constantly on the lookout for ways of reducing heating oil consumption and improving the efficiency of their boiler. Whilst many will think of turning down the thermostat, improving insulation and even replacing their boiler, far fewer people think of the benefits of using heating oil additives in their fuel tank. Heating oil additives can improve the efficiency of your boiler and provide a wealth of other benefits.
Heating oil additives benefits:
Protection from wear and tear
Using a heating oil additive in your tank can reduce the wear and tear of components in your boiler helping to prolong its life, reduce breakdowns and lower servicing costs.
Heating oil additives contain antioxidants which help to stabilise the kerosene in your tank, preventing it from degrading. This can help to ensure your fuel combusts correctly and your boiler extracts the maximum energy from it.
Reduced sludge and contaminants
The inclusion of corrosion inhibitors and dispersants can help reduce sludge, rust and other deposits building up in the oil tank that can cause blocked filters, boiler shutdown and an expensive repair bill.
Reduced soot deposits
Deposits building up on the nozzle and heat exchanger of your boiler will reduce the efficiency of the burn and mean that you have to burn more oil to maintain temperature. Heating oil additives reduce this by providing a cleaner burn, making your boiler more efficient.
Reduction in unpleasant odours
A fragranced heating oil additive can help reduce odours around the fuel tank and boiler that are sometimes unpleasant.