radiator heat

Old 09-06-05, 02:36 AM
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I am wondering if it is okay to turn my furnace off until I need hot water.To turn it on and off a couple times a day, does it do any damage? My husband thinks it may hurt the furnace to do this.
Old 09-06-05, 05:05 AM
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Turning off boiler

Boilers, particularly cast iron, prefer to stay hot. You can get, what are refered to in the trade, cold leaks. These are not usually serious & will stop when the boiler is re-heated. Another disadvantage to shutting the boiler down is the passage ways tend to get a lot of rust due to condensation.

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