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American Standard Arcoliner Hot Water Boiler Maintenance
I have recently been tasked with taking care of my uncle's house, which is approximately 700 sq. ft. He has been hospitalized and is now not living in his home.
There is an American Standard Arcoliner Oil-fired Hot Water Boiler with a tankless coil. Over the years he did not convey much information to me when discussing the heating system there, except for regular cleanings of the oil burner and furnace. Otherwise, the system seems to maintain itself. He did not discuss adding water to the system, and sure enough when I examined the plant, I do not see a feeder valve or sight tube.
As I am more familiar with steam boilers (since I've had two of them), I am not very familiar with the one such as is at my uncle's house. I want to keep everything running correctly, and do not want to neglect it. Yet, I also want to conserve on oil which, as everyone knows, is extremely expensive. So I am keeping the thermostat set to about 60 degrees.
When I checked on it today, the boiler was not running. Understandable because the temperature here was nearly 60 degrees. However, it sounded as if the circulator pump (which I believe is the red cylindrical device) was running. Concerned that this was not correct, I shut off power to the furnace.
Everything seems to be okay, but I would please appreciate knowing if I did the right thing or if the pump running without the boiler in operation is normal.
And also should I keep the boiler running regardless on warmer days?
Thank you for your guidance.
My heating plant is an oil-fired Peerless WBV-03 Steam Boiler
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