Oil boiler is still an excellent performer

Worcester Bosch, Group boiler still working after 39 years
A Shropshire homeowner may have what is thought to be one of the oldest domestic oil boilers still in operation in the UK.  Perhaps one of your customers can beat this 39-year old boiler?
Marton Hayes, of Oswestry, contacted Worcester, Bosch Group after discovering that his WEC Firefly HD II had been heating his three-bedroom detached home since it was built in 1973.
With an output of 60K BTU (17.5 kWh), the Firefly falls short of the much improved outputs of the latest generation of boilers, but Mr Hayes revealed that it remains in good working order despite its age.  “I think this is a fantastic achievement as the boiler is still performing excellently after 39 years of service,” he said.
“I moved into the property with my wife and four children back in 1986 and, having continued to service the boiler annually, we have experienced no problems other than the odd replacement spare part.” Mr Hayes plans to replace his antique Firefly with a Worcester Bosch Greenstar boiler very soon.
Worcester, Bosch Group is offering a five-year guarantee on all Greenstar oil-fired boilers installed until 30th June.
Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, Bosch Group added: “We were pleased to hear that Mr Hayes’ Firefly boiler has given him and his family such good service and are sure the replacement will prove to be just as reliable.”
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