Anyway to monitor a steam boiler remotely

Old 12-08-14, 12:28 PM
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Anyway to monitor a steam boiler remotely

I have a Burnham Independence boiler on my steam system which is connected to a Honeywell WiFi thermostat with a remote temperature sensor. My question is this...Is there anyway I can tell if my boiler is actually on while I'm away from the house? The software from Honeywell only shows if the TStat is calling for heat and not if the boiler is actually on.
Old 12-08-14, 12:34 PM
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The software should show you actual room temperature..... no ?
That's all you need to know.
Old 12-08-14, 12:56 PM
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Yes it does show the room temp after a period of time. I would like to know in real time whether the boiler is actually on and not after the tenants complain for lack of heat. Just asking...
Old 12-08-14, 01:21 PM
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There are options out there but they are pretty pricey,Google boiler wifi monitoring,I use the wifi Tstat to monitor my boiler and it seems to be fine,how ever it seems you may want to know sooner that waiting for a low temp alarm in the space.
Old 12-08-14, 04:02 PM
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Is the boiler connected to air handlers?
I have had customers call when the return air to supply air temperature differential was too great or too low.

You can configure the over or under temperature difference and the amount of time before an alarm is sent to your email address with the Honeywell Prestige IAQ.

The engineering department cranked up the boiler to 170 degree water and the stat recommended checking for low airflow, possibly caused by a worn belt. I had to reconfigure alarm perimeters.

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