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    Define clean? Do you mean no dirt or dust at...

    Define clean? Do you mean no dirt or dust at all? I'm not sure, never really looked at them. Do you just use a vacuum or something to clean them?
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    Is there anything that I can do at the registers...

    Is there anything that I can do at the registers to lower heating costs in a hot water system? I can't imagine there is since it really depends on the water temp but I figured I'd ask.
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    We use most of the house when we're at home. So...

    We use most of the house when we're at home. So should I set them all up for the same schedule and temp? I'm assuming 4-6 degrees is in Fahrenheit. I'm in Canada so I just want to make sure I get...
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    I have baseboard hot water heaters. I have 1...

    I have baseboard hot water heaters. I have 1 zone in the lower level and two zones in the upper level. I have two programmable thermostats currently and plan to pick up a third before winter and...
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    So short of replacing the boiler (which I'm not...

    So short of replacing the boiler (which I'm not really prepared to do this year) what are my options?

    There is no one in the house for 8 hours of the day during the week so would a programmable...
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    Can anyone help me out with this? I really want...

    Can anyone help me out with this? I really want to decide on my best route soon.
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    Oil Boiler With Indirect

    I was looking into ways to save money with the increasing price of oil. I was originally looking into replacing my oil boiler with an electric boiler but have decided that it is a bit more expensive...
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    I just want to make sure I understand what you...

    I just want to make sure I understand what you mean regarding the indirect. That's the one where there's a large tank (similar to a water heater tank) that you connect into the furnace correct?
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    My other issue with the hot water baseboard...

    My other issue with the hot water baseboard system is that we have some sort of plastic pipe coming off of the copper pipes. I'm not sure why it was built that way (I have only owned the place for 6...
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    What about the Thermalec on electric demand...

    What about the Thermalec on electric demand boilers? Has anyone used these and what are the pros and cons if you have?

    As far as electric vs oil, with current oil prices and they will most likely...
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    It looks like it is currently around 11...

    It looks like it is currently around 11 cents/kilowatt hour (Canadian Dollars). I'm not sure that they offer discounts for total electric homes but they do have discounts if you go with an electric...
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    My understanding of the oil burner technology (in...

    My understanding of the oil burner technology (in a boiler setup anyway) is that it has to keep it's internal water tank up to temperature. This is a big problem for me since even on hot summer days...
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    Oil Boiler Replacement Suggestions

    I currently have an oil boiler that runs my baseboard hot water heating as well as my domestic hot water. With the increasing price in oil I am on par to spend over $3500+ this year just heating my...
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