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Our Boiler switches on automatically when it switches on the heating goes on too which is annoying because it is summer and our heating is on please help.

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  • kamaltiwari Aug 28, 2008

    Hi Incase you may not have noticed I am having problems with my boiler not Air conditioning, if you have knowledge of boilers then please tell me that the coment that you added above was for the boiler, because thermostat seems like something more todo with AC than boilers but I could be wrong. Please get back to me.

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Chech your thermostat settings for centigrade or farenheit temperatures. Thank-you-very-much!

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