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Adding Runtal Baseboard to a Fin Tube hydronic heating zone

Your Runtal baseboard will work best if you supply it with full-temperature hot water that has not been cooled by running through fin tubes. You don't need a new manifold. You can T-off a new zone ...
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Will I save energy by turning my heat completely off during the day?

Most likely yes: Heat loss in your house is proportional to the difference between the outside temperature and the inside temperature. Having the temperature drop during the day lowers the total lost ...
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UK Nest Installation - Underfloor heating including floor temperature sensor/cutoff

Old thread but thought I'd reply as it took me ages to work out the answer and this is high up Google's search ranking. Hope this helps someone! I also want to use Nest because the app / controls are ...
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AC/HVAC Situation in New Condo - Cooling and Heat doesn't turn work unless 25% of LG AC/Heat Units are turned on at once

If the specific issue of heating and cooling for comfort is not addressed in your condo docs, specifically the bylaws, you should reasonably be expecting to control the comfort level of your ...
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How to safely slow the amount of heat/ stop /block Baseboard Heating (water heated)?

If you are lucky there is a shut off valve which you could adjust but I suspect not. You can block it off as you suggest, even using paper as it is not hot enough to be a fire hazard. Start by ...
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How to safely slow the amount of heat/ stop /block Baseboard Heating (water heated)?

Baseboard water heating means causing a fire or damaging the heater is not an issue. Baseboard electric heating causes fires - water is low temperature and cannot. You don't include a picture, but ...
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Boiler Maintenance - hiring somebody to do it

The gas boiler in our home is 9 years old and it has never been serviced. And you are certainly not the only one in that situation. The averages play out so that people who buy one-off maintenance ...
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Boiler Maintenance - hiring somebody to do it

It's not necessarily a red flag that they're asking you to pay for the service contract before any of its included maintenance is done. However, it's obvious that they're giving these generous ...
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Boiler Maintenance - hiring somebody to do it

The two higher quotes are for one time deal, they might never get any more money from you. The contract is yearly charge and is hoping for major or minor piece to fail (15% off) and they get the money ...
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Can I break the furnace cold air return to pull hot air from a wood stove?

Perhaps an HVAC expert can chime in, (I'm not) . However I think this may not be a good idea. The burning of the wood produces some fumes that are not good for humans. Most of the time these go up ...
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