Heating Oil Consumption
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I have a bederus boiler with 4 zones. The boiler fires 3 heating zones and a hot water tank.
Is there any way to tell which zone is calling for the most heat?
PJ
Plympton, MA
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  Re: Heating Oil Consumption by pjohnson (I have a bederus boi...)
(02-10-2019, 09:48 AM)pjohnson Wrote: I have a bederus boiler with 4 zones. The boiler fires 3 heating zones and a hot water tank.
Is there any way to tell which zone is calling for the most heat?

Can you wire an hour meter into each zone?  

John
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  Re: Heating Oil Consumption by pjohnson (I have a bederus boi...)
My house had Programmable thermostats that would do that. Most have been replaced as they are from the 80's.

Why do you need to know this info?






Al
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  Re: Heating Oil Consumption by pjohnson (I have a bederus boi...)
An hour meter would only be accurate if each zone had exactly the same flow rate.  A manual J calculation on your home would show you the heat loss for each room which could then be used to calculate the zone with the highest load.
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  Re: Heating Oil Consumption by pjohnson (I have a bederus boi...)
Fair question
Two reasons:
Curiousity of the capability and my shop is in the basement, so I keep the heat set to 60.
One half of the basement is poured concrete. The other half is a dirt floor with a field stone foundation. It seems as though the modine heater in the basement is running a great deal. If that is my #1 draw on oils consumption, I would turn it down lower.
PJ
Plympton, MA
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  Re: Heating Oil Consumption by pjohnson (I have a bederus boi...)
Uninsulated concrete and stone walls are going to suck heat.
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