Weil Mclain WGO-4 Oil - Why are we going through oil so fast?

Old 01-23-13, 03:36 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 124
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Weil Mclain WGO-4 Oil - Why are we going through oil so fast?

Hi all,

I know this is sort of an open ended question, but we have been going through 100 gallons of furnace oil every 3 weeks this winter. Our thermostat hasn't been set that high, perhaps set to shut off at 65-F.

Is there some maintenance tasks that should be performed to keep oil use efficient? We don't have any open air vents or windows. It hasn't been really cold here (southern NJ) until this week.

What could cause more oil usage than normal? What do you guys consider average use?
Old 01-23-13, 04:08 PM
lawrosa's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Galivants Ferry SC USA
Posts: 15,984
Received 79 Upvotes on 71 Posts
How do you heat your hot water?

What is you aquastat set at?

What type of heat emmitters do you have? If you are over radiated you may be able to lower the boiler temp some.

If tankless coil it may be best to install an electric water heater. Then your boiler would go cold start with a aquastat change.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: