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What temperature should boiler be set at for heating and water?
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Old 16-10-2010, 10:52 AM
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Default What temperature should boiler be set at for heating and water?

Hi I have a 3 bedroom semi and have just has a new potterton yearned he combo boiler fitted, at what temp should my heating and water be set at so that I am not burning gas I don't really need?

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Old 16-10-2010, 12:16 PM
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I used to turn mine down to the lowest possible setting. It was comfortable to have a bath in without adding nearly any cold water. Didn't see the point in nuking water to 98C only to add half a bath of cold to it!
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Old 16-10-2010, 12:38 PM
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If the temperature of the water circulating round the radiators is too low it will take ages for the house to heat up.

So it is a trade off on how fast you want the house to heat up, against how much money you want to spend.

No money spent, no heat. Money spent, gives heat.

Experiment.
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Old 16-10-2010, 12:56 PM
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I can't speak for all combi boilers, as I'm not that technical, but certainly on my system the radiators are on a separate loop to the water that comes through the taps. So the temperature that I set the water to has no bearing on the temperature of the radiators, which is controlled by a separate thermostat.
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Old 16-10-2010, 11:15 PM
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My Ideal boiler sets the temperature for the hot water and radiator water. Turn it up, the hot water gets hotter and the radiators get hotter.
I have the same question, whats the optimum temp for fast heating and hot water without burning lots of gas?
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Old 17-10-2010, 12:26 AM
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I have the same question, whats the optimum temp for fast heating and hot water without burning lots of gas?
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