22 Dec '11, 10pm

What's the best temperature to set my hot water baseboard heating to when I leave the house? - Green

The heating system you are describing is a hot water heating system where water is heated in a hot water boiler and then circulated by an electric pump through tubing or piping to fintube convectors in each heated room or space. There the heat energy moves from the water and heats up the metal fins of the convector. These heated metal fins cause an air current that rises through the fins as air is heated. This draws cooler air in from the floor and up and into the convector, creating a warm convective air current in the room. The cooler water then circulates back to the boiler to be re-heated. Your question is about managing this system in a cost-effective way . I am assuming your question refers to a daily routine where you turn down your thermostat as you leave and then turn it back up when you arrive home from your day out. If you are planning to leave for longer period...

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