my short/temporary, short cycling cure

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Old 11-20-08, 06:05 AM
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my short/temporary, short cycling cure

Being that my boiler is grossly oversized and keeping it on all day kills my fuel bill I found that turning thethermostat down to 55 2 hours before everyone is out of the house gets the temperature down to about 60.
About 2 hours before everyone gets back which at that point I set it up to 72. This keeps the boiler on steady instead of on/off short cycling all day maintaing 67 degrees.
 
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Old 11-20-08, 03:47 PM
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I sorta do the same thing here myself ... but I only set back a few degrees. Kick the t'stat back up to get nice long burn cycle for recovery ... then set it back one degree after it recovers. In this mild weather we're having, it seems that the boiler is 'happier' this way. My system only gets to about 145 before the thermostat satisfies when it's just cycling in this weather ... so the less of that, the better ...
 
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