# Help understanding my flow and return temperatures (central heating)

Hi!

I have a Bosch Greenstar 42CDi Combi boiler, and I have studied the manual for it.

I am interested to find out the difference between the temperature the boiler is heating the radiator temperature to, and the temperature of the water coming back to the boiler. I believe I want the difference between these numbers to be as high as possible, so the majority of the heat is going into the rooms efficiently.

I believe this boiler heats water for radiators between 40c and 90c with 6 points on a wheel between those 50c differences. ((So roughly8.3c between each of the divisions beyond the min).

So , assuming I have my radiator dial set in the '4':

Then we would expect my boiler output radiator temperature to be around 64.9c.

When the heating is on, I see a number on the screen (Marked K). As it stands this is showing '50', but appears to fluctuate between 50 and 66 -- so I am to assume this is the return temperature, suggesting I am only dissipating 14.9c in my radiators?

My questions are:

1/Am I right with the outgoing flow temperature based upon the dial and settings.
2/How do I find out the 'return' temperature
3/How can I 'decrease' my return temperature further *i.e make my radiators more efficient at sharing the warm water temperature with the surrounding air?

Many thanks for all help and guidance.

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Can I also ask if I can apply the above calculation to my unmarked dial as I'd like to know my flow temperature. It's a Greenstar system boiler.

max will be about 82 not 90

Thanks gas112 - it's just the manual that said 40 - 90 - not 82? Nevertheless, I can adjust my original post. Can you comment about my main questions?

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