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Hi All. I recently installed a NEST thermostat which links to your phone and automatically can turn down your heating system (way down, if selected) while youre out of the home.
I either have someone home, or someone in and out of the home all day/night. With a one pipe steam system, there's no chance I might waste more from it constantly turning on/off than just leaving it on, right? I was likening it to turning your car off at a traffic light, because the old wives tale was that it wasted more gas (not true, 10 seconds is the break even point).
Just making sure the boiler having to kick on to fill trip the vents and then fill the radiators several times a day wasn't wasting more energy than just leaving it at a constant temp.