circulating pumps

Old 12-12-06, 05:54 PM
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circulating pumps

My neighbour told me that I should be running my pumps continuously. He mentiones this will give me more even heat? Currently they run when the thermostat calls for heat then it tuns off when the desired temp is reached. I think my pumps would need to be re-wired to run continusly? So far I have been happy with the heat and have not noticed a big diference in temp between the floors. I would imagin that running your pumps all the time would increase your electricity bill and wear out your pumps faster?
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If you have indirect DHW there would some issues in attempting to run the circulators all of the time.
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Continuous circulation requires an appropriate control strategy.

If it ain't broke...
Old 12-22-06, 10:01 AM
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Ask your neighbour

Ask your neighbour how many zones he has? If he's running continuously he either has a single zone or a lot of money in circs and controls.

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