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Turning oil burner on and off

leeleslie Member Posts: 2
edited September 2022 in Oil Heating
With the cost of Oil this summer we have been turning the boiler off and only turning it on every other day for showers and then turning it back off- rather than burning a gallon a day we have burnt an eighth of a tank in the last six months is this heat cycling going to crack the boiler?


  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,459
  • leeleslie
    leeleslie Member Posts: 2
    Thanks Mattmia2- so it’s safe to continue using it this way?
  • captainco
    captainco Member Posts: 792
    Cycling is okay especially if the boiler is firinqg correctly at its actual rating! With the price of fuel this winter it will be more important than ever that contractors know how to tune up equipment properly with a combustion analyzer. Just because someone has one doesn't mean they know how to use it.
  • Lance
    Lance Member Posts: 258
    Perfectly normal to use it this way.