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I see. I don't really know what that is. I will...

I see. I don't really know what that is. I will look into it.

Anyone else want to take a poke at what they think will be the lowest cost bill for my application?
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Most Effiecent Way To Heat Hot Water

I am looking for the lowest operating cost for heating hot water. My application is an apartment building of about 30 units. 2 100 gallon tanks have been sufficient for the demand thus far. I...
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That's what they say after I tell them I am converting from steam

The usual conversation with pros and wannabees seems to go like this.

Me:

"I am converting from steam to hot water. I am excited because I expect a significant savings in my gas bill and I will...
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Thanks for the responses. I have had a hard time...

Thanks for the responses. I have had a hard time looking for good advice in my area. I will be sure to check out with you with any other info I raise my eyebrow upon. Thanks again.
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Furd I appreciate the response. I am...

Furd I appreciate the response.

I am looking for a general guess.

With incentives and government grants and so on I am thinking of replaceing a boiler that is working fine and does not need...
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Rads Vs Baseboard Hot Water Heat

I have heard from a boiler contractor that 70s style baseboard rads are not a good choice for modcon boilers because the water temperature required to bring adequate heat is high, higher than big old...
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Energy Efficiency and Payback - Concrete Example

I have two buildings that I believe have over sized and/or inefficient boilers.

House 1:

3000 sq. ft. - calculated heat loss 135k
This building has large old style rads. (many of them)
The...
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Who - I think I have found your test wish! ...

Who - I think I have found your test wish!

http://www.novitherm.com/

Under case studies. It seems like the results are 10-15% lower bills.

It states you should turn down your boiler about 10...
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Posted By blurr

Who, That would be very interesting and in...

Who,

That would be very interesting and in my case useful product.

Do you mean something like this?


http://www.portablefurnace.com/

If not, do you have an example on a larger scale? I...
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Posted By blurr

Thanks for the replies. The system is a two...

Thanks for the replies.

The system is a two pipe system.

I have first hand experience with finding a good steam guy. It seems like they don't exist in my area. I will keep on looking.

I...
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Posted By blurr

Steam to Hot Water

What are the costs to change systems for a typical 2500sqft house. I am considering it with the new technology in boilers that will pay itself back quickly.

Currently I have a natural gas steam...
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What kind of energy savings could you expect with...

What kind of energy savings could you expect with a steam to water system conversion?

I currently have a place that has very high heating bills with steam rads. I am wondering if the cost to...
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Steam Boiler - Outdoor Thermostat

Is it possible to have an outdoor control system with a steam boiler in the same fashion that the new water boilers have? Can anyone direct me to some kind of computer or moderating device that a...
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Posted By blurr

Thanks NJ Trooper. That was just the answer...

Thanks NJ Trooper.

That was just the answer I was looking for.
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Posted By blurr

I think the cost for my house would be about...

I think the cost for my house would be about $400. Does this sound like it will pay itself back in a few years to come?
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Posted By blurr

Thanks for the response. The boiler is...

Thanks for the response.

The boiler is about 10 years old and it does seem a few of the units were having trouble being heated last year.

I am not sure of the operating pressure - what should...
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Heating Technology - Boiler vs. Furnace vs. Electric Baseboard

I would like to know if anyone has any insight into technoly improvments in the heating types mentioned above. Which technology has improved the most over the last 15 years?

I'm mostly interested...
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Steam Boiler Troubleshooting

I have a big million BTU smith boiler in an apartment building with 18 units.

The gas bills that are produced annually are very high. What things should I look for first to try and lower the...
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Posted By blurr

heating reflectors

I'm looking for some opinions on heat reflectors that are placed between the wall and the radiator in older non insulated buildings. Anyone have any positive or negative opinions on them?

Will...
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