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Old 07-22-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Oil Furnace Thermostat


I had been told a special thermostat is required for oil-burning furnaces. Is this true? The home I just purchased has the old mercury thermostat and would like to replace it with a programmable thermostat.

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This is a furnace and not a boiler?

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Yes - it is an oil furnace, not a boiler system
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You should be able to use any thermostat that is not made for a heat pump.
http://www.hometech.com/learn/hvac.html#nonhp
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Thanks for the assist! Howard
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