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Oil heating

My parents have oil heat. They are now getting residue on their walls and other surfaces. Do they need to replace a filter or do something with their oil heating prevent this residue. Also how do they efficiently remove the film that has developed.


  • 3.00 KarmaPosts: 0
    the oil burner (in the furnace) needs to be cleaned and adjusted, if it has cracked (sometimes they do) it should be replaced. This should be done every year. They also need to buy, install and maintain a Carbon Monoxide alarm/detector.

    The only way to remove the film is with a vigorous cleaning with solvent/soap that will cut grease or oil. I would use murphy's oil soap for the cabinets and wood stuff, lysol or pinesol should do the walls and surfaces.
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