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New to oil fired steam heat
I'm sure that has been asked before, but i didn't find it yet. I'm buying an ancient home that has single pipe steam heat. I see the line coming off going to a tempering valve to supply the domestic hot water. I don't understand the reasoning for this system, that is running the boiler all year round. It seems to me that a separate electric water heater would be more efficient, am I correct? Is there any reason to not bypass the boiler and add a water heater? Thanks in advance for any insights!