what temp should oil burner be set to?

Discussion in 'Homes and gardens' started by ney001, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. ney001

    ney001 Frequent Poster

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    Hi guys as the post says, what temperature should the oil burner (firebird) be set to. Red dial goes up to 90 degrees

    Thanks

    Elaine
     
  2. nutty nut

    nutty nut Frequent Poster

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  3. tosullivan

    tosullivan Frequent Poster

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    65deg has done me for years....don't see any reason why I would need my water to be any hotter
     
  4. Carpenter

    Carpenter Frequent Poster

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    My boiler instruction booklet suggest 65 deg for summer (hot water only) and up to 80 deg for winter (hot water and space heating). I generally leave it at 65, as tosullivan suggest, and have no problems. Your storage cylinder need to maintain a temperature above 60 deg anyway to prevent bacterial growth.
     
  5. ney001

    ney001 Frequent Poster

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    Thanks guys, the previous owners had it set to 90 degrees and you couldn't touch the rads in the house!