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Gas Furnace or Boiler

The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Gas Furnace or Boiler, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about gas furnace or boiler sizing.

QUESTION FROM Hpoing to Save Money

I have hot water baseboards that run off of an oil furnace (which also supplies the hot water to the rest of the house). I am thinking about replacing the oil furnace with an electric heater, but I want to make sure I get a big enough unit. How much water (GPM) is typically circulated through the baseboards?

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear "Hoping to Save Money in PA":

The short answer to your question of how much water is circulated (GPM) through your baseboard heating system, is that it depends on the size of your circulation pump and the size (diameter) and length of the piping in your system.

Here is a link to a great guide by Bell & Gossett on how to size a baseboard heating system. Hopefully it will have what you need. If not, just let us know, and we'll try to find something else for you.

Regards,
Home-Wizard.com

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