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    Default pilot light ?

    should a pilot light be turned off in a heating system (boiler)hot water,baseboard or left on all year? thank you

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    Default Re: pilot light ?

    This would depend on what else is connected to the boiler---if, as usual, the boiler is used to supply domestic hot tap water during the summer, the boiler has to remain on.

    Could you post back to advise if you have a separate hot water heater, or if you use the boiler to supply your domestic hot water during the summer.
    Last edited by NashuaTech; 03-30-2009 at 01:32 AM.

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    Default Re: pilot light ?

    yes, i do have a separate source for domestic hot water and thank you.
    Last edited by trainwreck; 03-30-2009 at 02:30 PM.

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    Default Re: pilot light ?

    If they are separate then by all means you can turn it off. You may be adding 1% on your boiler efficiency, if it has a standing pilot (assume so or else you wouldn't be turning it off). Just remember to reignite it next season before calling NashuaTech with a no heat service call.

    Shaun

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    Default Re: pilot light ?

    And if you have a gas fired fireplace, turn that pilot light off too!

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