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    What are the pros and cons of a magnetic filter?

    Heating Engineers

    Is a magnetic filter needed? What is it for and what are the pros and cons?

    Asked by Simon on 24th Nov 2021
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    Scott wilson plumbing and heating

    "Stops limescale in the property scaling up kettles, showers and all taps"

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    john ten heating and plumbing solutions

    "A magnetic filter is to protect the boiler from debris within the pipes it filters through the magnetic resonance and needs to be cleaned as part of the annual service. It has no cons"

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    B Fisher Plumbing & Heating

    "Pro - they can extend a boiler warranty.. they also protect the boiler from magnetite which can cause the boiler heat exchangers and radiators to get blocked...

    Con - space can sometimes be an issue installing one.. people never bother getting them cleaned on a yearly service.. certain ones can leak after a few years..."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    Protec Gas Services

    "There are no cons, the benefits of a magnetic filter are that they aid with keeping your system clean and protect your boiler."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "No cons!!!!

    Loads of pro’s!!

    Best thing to happen to central heating systems since central heating systems were a thing."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Gallagher Plumbing & Heating

    "a magnetic filter is a device that collects magnetic debris within a heating system. Rust and corrosion can form in pipes over time, and the subsequent debris will peel off and combine with other debris to form a sludge-like substance
    Having a magnetic filter that's regularly maintained will benefit you with long-term savings on energy bills, reduced repair costs and an extended lifespan on your boiler

    I don’t actually know of any disadvantages of having one. Defo worth the money. Long term"

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2017 - report

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