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Can I shut off my oil burner?
Hi all, novice oil burner owner here with a question: Can I shut the thing off if my pellet stove is providing sufficient heat for the home?
A little background: The unit is about 17 years old I think—model number FR - 147 - W, IBR. Not sure if that's the brand or what. Also a plate on it says "The New Yorker" something. Anyway, I heat my home with a pellet stove on the main floor, and this oil burner only powers a few rooms that usually overlap with the pellet stove (not my hot water heater—that's electric).
So I want to shut it off actually, since it is just wasting oil when running—literally it runs like 4-5 times a day for about 5 minutes, then shuts off. I'm assuming these are "maintenance runs"?
I guess what I'm asking is:
- Can I shut it down, if I don't need it to heat my house (unless it gets like 20 degrees)
- Is it safe to do so? Will it hurt the unit?
Thanks a ton, looking forward to learning from you all!