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Thread: Oversized Boiler
12-12-2009, 10:12 AM #1Regular Guest
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A few years ago I took advantage of a special offer to switch from oil heat to natural gas run by the local utility company. The installers came to survey the job and without doing load calculations(that I ever saw) decided I needed a 120,000 BTU boiler (a 117,000 BTU boiler was installed) . When I performed load calculations a few years latter (Just for fun), I came up with a requirement for approximately 75,000 BTU Boiler. I had a professional in the business come up with about the same answer (77,000 BTU). Is having an oversized boiler as big a deal as having an oversized A/C system? Am I using more gas than I would with a correctly sized boiler? Would installing an outdoor reset boiler control help save me any money?
12-12-2009, 12:27 PM #2
Yes, your using more gas then need be.
And an outdoor reset will help save you some on it.Contractor locator map
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