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I recently moved into a home (1900's era Victorian) and the previous owners were getting a new heating system installed in the basement when we initially walked through. I don't know much about heating systems but I did look up most of the components that are connected to the system:
- Vitorond 100
- Riello 40 F5
- Grundfos UPS 15-58 FRC
- Argo ARM-4
- Safeguard 170SV
After doing some research online I see that this heating system is good system to have.
Now to some of my questions:
- I know my house is old but it seems fairly air tight for its age and its 3600sqft. I keep the thermostats at about 62-64. And all the hot water is heated with oil and I keep the hot water tank set to normal. It seems like I am going through 200gal of oil in 15-18 days. Is there some settings or something I can do on the heating system to use less oil?
- On the Grundfos pumps I see that there is a Hi-Med-Lo setting. What is this for? I know that 3 of them go to the forced hot water heating zones and the other is normal hot water for showers/sinks. Should these always be set to high?
- Will insulating pipes help much with the burning of oil?
Just trying to find out what is the quickest way to save some of this oil because spending $1000 a month on heating oil is kinda high for my wallet. I know my last rental had an 20+ yr old oil heater and I only used 600gal a year to heat the home and I would have used that in just 1.5mos of living here. Is the square footage really the big factor here.
Thanks for any comments. Just a little desperate to get this energy bill down.
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