Thermostat settings


Postby macker » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:47 pm

The other day I turned down the thermostat on my boiler from over seventy to around fifty, because my radiators were too hot to touch. They're fine now, but when I was surfing today I saw that a certain site recommended that the temperature should be set at seventy degrees. Is it right?
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Postby mblago » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:05 pm

I have my settings at 21c which is around 70f. all depends on personal preferences. My wife is always cold so we tend to have it slightly higher.
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Postby gasmick » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:12 pm

hi 21 deg C or 70 deg F is a industry standard for living area settings
all other areas have different temperures
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Postby matthewm1965 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:20 am

I think Macker means 70 deg C on the boiler stat ??

I was always led to believe that the CH water temp should be set at the maximum of 80-82 deg to achieve maximum heating efficiency. Maybe this isn't the case with modern boilers. ?

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Postby nitro23456 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:32 pm

yes he is talking about boiler stat temp.... ~80 is normal.
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Postby macker » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:12 pm

Thanks for the replies. Yes I did mean 70 deg C on the boiler stat. Sorry if i wasn't clear. Is there something wrong with my radiators then causing them to get so hot?
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Postby nitro23456 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:57 am

Its up to you how you do it...... lower temp = cooler radiators = longer for room to heat up = boiler fires for longer = less efficient.

My radiators are hot to touch, they should be, you wouldnt really want to have your hands on them for more than 5 seconds.
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