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standby heatloss on a ci boiler

pipeking Member Posts: 252
 is not good. the standby heatloss on an indirect water heater is awsome,in some cases amazing. now why can't i get comparable rates from a conventional boiler? has anyone tried to improve on this downfall?


  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546

    So long as the boiler is losing the stand off in a conditioned space not worth the hassle. Unconditioned another matter. But then again if it is a big deal get a mod/con, after all CI boilers are sub 90% anyway. I would assume manufactures are directing their efforts to the real,efficiencies. Oh wait mod ones are no more than 90% now.
  • pipeking
    pipeking Member Posts: 252

     now i know u won't have to go add insulation to this awsome conventional oil ci boiler that is 90% efficient!!!http://www.buderus.us/products/oilheating/oilconventional/logano-g125be.html

    but what the hell, conventional boilers should not be warm to the touch!
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    the best answer is

    to reduce or eliminate standby time, which will then reduce or eliminate standby losses.

    There are a number of strategies which can reduce standby time.  Eliminating it requires either modulation or significant staging.
  • pipeking
    pipeking Member Posts: 252

     standby time is making the load load more efficient, right. and if thats right, then the only way i can see if it extending the standby heat loss is if if the boiler was in the conditioned space. is that what your sayin?
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