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Old 05-28-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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pilot light on crown aruba boiler


Hi everyone,

A few months ago I moved into a new house that has a crown aruba boiler. The house is about ten years old, the boiler is feeding 4 zones of baseboard heat. The boiler has a pilot light and I would assume that this pilot running for the next six months can't be good for my gas bill. The boiler is 140,000 btu's, and I can actually hear the gas running to the pilot and the 6" flue pipe stays warm even though there is no call for heat. Seems like a lot of wasted heat. Any suggestions for mimimizing the waste of gas? Should I change to an electronic ignition? Should I just shut the gas off to the boiler? Someone mentioned to me that the pilot light is good to keep going because it will rid the boiler of any condensation that builds up over the summer.

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