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\"worn out\" pressuretrol OK?
My plumber is telling me that my pressuretrol is "probably worn out" but does not need to be replaced and that it should be cranked up as much as needed to heat all of the radiators. I am wondering if this sounds right?
My boiler seemed to be working fine but my radiators were not heating up on the bottom floor and on the side of the building farthest from the boiler this morning. My plumber checked the air vents, which were all ok. He replaced the main air vent on the front side of the house where no radiators were heating but this didn't help. I then decided to crank up the pressuretrol from .5 where I normally keep it to 2. This seemed to work, the steam pipe slowly got hot in the front of the house but only one of the radiators, and very slowly. Then I cranked it up to 3 and more radiators are getting hot.
I called him and relayed the above pressuretrol adjustments and he said that was fine, and it was probably just getting worn out but didn't need to be replaced. He advised me to crank it as much as needed to heat all of the radiators. Is this good advice? Will my gas bills skyrocket?