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Why Changing the Filter in Your Oil Furnace Is Important September 18, 2018

West Haven, New Haven County
Why Changing the Filter in Your Oil Furnace Is Important, West Haven, Connecticut

Oil furnaces can run effectively for up to 25 years. They use a safe and efficient heating method that requires little maintenance. However, you need to change the filter on occasion to keep air flowing freely. So if you have one in your home, here’s what you need to know about addressing this part.

Why Do You Need to Change the Filter?

oil furnaceThe filter in your warm air oil furnace traps allergens and debris to improve the air quality in your home. When it gets clogged, there’s less room for air to flow through the ventilation system, forcing your heater to work harder and raising your energy bills. Replacing the filter periodically allows the air to easily pass through while still catching any irritants.

How Often Do You Need to Change It?

Throughout the winter months when the heater is in use, you should check the filter about once a month. Some can be cleaned and re-used while others need to be replaced. You may not need to change it every month, but at least inspect the part to see if it is clogged to avoid issues and poor air quality. Review the owner’s manual for your oil furnace to see if there are specific instructions for checking and cleaning the filter since each process can vary slightly.

 

Connecting with a trusted company can also help you maintain your appliance for years to come. Apple Oil in West Haven, CT, offers heating oil delivery and a variety of HVAC services for air conditioners and oil furnaces. The team also provides a discount for new customers on their first oil delivery and even ensures it arrives on the same day for those who call before noon. If you have questions or want to schedule service, reach out to the team online or call (203) 934-3835.

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