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I have. A thermostat is set at 68 how often will it call for heat like every hour?

If I am not home what should I set it to?


  • TimcoTimco Member Posts: 2,813
    Heat loss

    How often your system calls for heat is directly based on the heat loss of your home, or how well insulated your home is. If not well insulated or old with single pane glass, it will loose heat faster and run far more often.

    Don't set stat back more than 10*.
    Working on steam and hot-water systems isn't rocket's actually much harder.
  • Andrew boilerAndrew boiler Member Posts: 44

    My master bedroom has it's own zone and it's a big room.

    What should I set my thermostat to?
  • Ron Jr.Ron Jr. Member Posts: 527
    Set it

    to what you're comfortable with . Mine is at 65 when I'm home . 75 if the girls are home ! 
  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 7,106

    Swing plays into this, or anticipator setting depending on what kind of thermostat.

    If it's a modern one the swing adjustment is what determines how many degrees below set point the heat call . The lower the swing number the tighter the tolerance to set point. The higher the swing adjustment number the more tolerance above and below set point before the boiler fires.
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