Argo Control interfaced to Keystoker KA-6

Re: Argo Control interfaced to Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:21 am

fasthondacr250 wrote:Just thought it was a waste of electricity running the zone pumps without system up to temp and circ off, good point about expansion and squeeking pipes.


You would never notice the difference in the electric bill. Also keep in mind that if something bad happens to your Keystoker and the fire goes out, your zone pumps will keep running and reduce the chance of frozen pipes.
Rob R.
 
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Re: Argo Control interfaced to Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: steamup On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:40 am

fasthondacr250 wrote:Just thought it was a waste of electricity running the zone pumps without system up to temp and circ off, good point about expansion and squeeking pipes.



FYI - A taco 007 which is a typical zone pump draws just under 82 watts. It takes about 12 hours of run time to use 1 kwh. Not much savings to be had holding them off for a few minutes.
steamup
 
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