4 Benefits of Changing Your Heating Oil Filter

Oil heating systems are one of the most common ways Nova Scotians heat their homes each winter. Being knowledgeable about your heating system is a great way to save money as you’ll likely be more on top of maintenance and have any issues fixed promptly. An important part of your furnace that you should know about is the heating oil filter, a cartridge that filters dirt and moisture out of the heating oil before it reaches your system preventing it from getting clogged up. Your filter should be checked and changed regularly to keep your system working properly but there are likely more benefits to changing the filter than you know!

  1. Your furnace will be more reliable. Clogged up heating systems will eventually break down and could leave you without heat when you need it most. Replacing the filter regularly will give you peace of mind your furnace will get you through the winter.
  2. Your furnace will be more efficient. A clean furnace is an efficient furnace. If the filter is letting debris and moisture through, the furnace will not use the fuel as efficiently and you’ll need to fill up your oil tank more often.
  3. Your furnace will last longer. An inefficient furnace is not working optimally and that puts wear on various parts quicker than with a furnace that doesn’t have debris or moisture running through the filter. 
  4. It saves you money! This is the benefit everyone wants to hear most. Inefficiency and unreliability costs money both in fuel and the cost to make any repairs or even possibly the cost of replacing your furnace sooner than expected. Paying for a simple filter replacement seems a lot better now doesn’t it?

The average heating oil filter should only need to be changed once a year.  A good plan is to have your filter changed before winter to make sure your furnace is running smoothly when it’s used most, however it can be changed at any time. Our experienced technicians will check and replace filters during your yearly inspection and cleaning service so make sure you book yours before next fall! Spring and summer are a great time to book as your furnace is not in use as often and you won’t be rushing to get it done before the cold weather arrives. 

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