Hydronic dirt traps

I have a 65 year old mono flow hydronic system that my contractor will be replacing the boiler on. This will be the third boiler but the piping is original to the house.

He mentioned that older systems can shed debris which can be an issue with the new high efficiency boiler and is hesitant to install a filter. He says that filters can be a high maintenance problem

Do dirt separators/traps work or are they over kill for a small (1800 sq ft, 2 bedroom) hydronic system?


Can someone who has experience with both filters and traps comment?


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