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a1harnish wrote:The house did stay warm on oil !!! But it was over 3k in oil a year!!!!
The unit did not reach 180 when the house was 60s
How would more baseboard help? By next winter I will have our second floor hot water baseboard installed! We have electric baseboard upstairs now!
Here's a guide for baseboard, with flow in gpm vs output in BTUH.
Depending on how big the house is, and how much heat loss you have, and how much flow rate you have through the baseboard, and how hot your boiler water is, you may not have enough baseboard installed to disperse all the heat the boiler can put out.
At 4gpm, with 170f water, you'll only be putting in 45500 btuh to the house. If it's as poorly insulated as you say, that may not be enough to keep up with the heat loss (depending on the outside temperature).