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My astoria aep2 boiler seems to be running a lot. Is 20 seconds every 2-3 minutes too much. Could I have a leak. I can't hear one but would the steam wand valve cause this or could the thermometer be broke. please help

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Three thing can cause this problem.
First is as you mention the air valve is leaking and is only due to its 'o' ring which can be replaced or replace the whole air valve. Not any steam should be leak from it at all.
Second during winter the water supply is much colder than summer so every boiler refill then boiler heating automaticaly switch on.
Third also during winter the room temperature is lower so the boiler is cooling down faster than summer since their in not any insulation around it.
If the presurestat which control the temperature inside the boiler become more sensitive because of years of work this is not actualy a problem since is use the same energy but now in more times and more frequent but for less time each time. Unless it stuck and either you have continues heating with no stop or stuck at alway off so the machine is always cool no need to replace pressurestat.

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