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Household Boiler

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by unknown79, 4 Mar 2008.

  1. unknown79

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 192

    Location: Wigan

    May seem a bit of a daft question but i was wondering which is more economical, having your boiler on high or low? :p

    Now the logical way of thinking about it would be if its on low then its going to cost less? But i've been told that if you have it on low then the thermostat kicks in sooner and generates more power? :confused:

    Something like that anyway, anyone shed some light?
     
  2. khushy

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2006

    Posts: 627

    which BOILER are you referring to . . .

    her in doors or the one powered by gas?

    Khushy
     
  3. Cyanide

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,971

    Location: Nottingham

    Modern boilers run more efficiently the higher you set them as it allows them to extract more latent heat from the burnt gasses. Haven't got much of a clue about older boilers but if the thermostat that controls the water temperature in the boiler (not the room temperature) is set to low then it'll just cut out sooner as it heats up.
     
  4. unknown79

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 192

    Location: Wigan

    Yeah boiler for the central heating system, its gas and 20 years old :p
     
  5. Cyanide

    Mobster

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    Location: Nottingham

    Well there goes my whole 'modern boilers' theory :p
     
  6. schnipps

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,381

    If its 20 years old i take it its no a combi? Or is it a hot water tank in the loft type affair? For modrn combi's best to have them set to full pelt and have the heating on all of the time on a lower heat say around 16 degrees. Off and on type approach would use more energy i have been told, in the summer though its obv different.
     
  7. unknown79

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 192

    Location: Wigan

    Water tank in the loft yeah