Now that the weather has turned cooler, our annual battle over the boiler settings has commenced.
Its default setting is for the timer to switch on for an hour or so at 8 a.m. and then again at 3 p.m, for the hot water. If we need the radiators too we just switch on the pump via a separate switch. Simple. If we need the radiators on for longer we change the setting to Constant, then switch it back to Timer when no longer required.
As I feel the cold more than P I have left the pump switched on so that the house gets a blast of warmth when the boiler kicks in twice a day for the hot water.
P, however, hates being too warm so just turns the boiler to the Off setting. I usually realise when I go to wash up the pans or find that I am washing myself in freezing cold water.
There then ensues the battle of the boiler setting being changed back and forth when one or the other of us notices that is not on our preferred setting.
I have asked P to just turn off the pump if he is hot rather than the boiler so that at least I can still have some hot water.
As this has been going on for more years than I can remember, I don't think anything is likely to change now.
We had to have a new boiler this year, which had to be a combi, so water is now heated on demand and there is no hot water tank. It took a while to get used to it, there being pros and cons, and we're still fiddling with temperatures and radiator thermostat adjustments, but I suppose we'll get there in time.ReplyDelete
Our whole system is pretty antiquated. I suppose we may eventually need a new boiler at some stage.Delete
Our old one wasn't very efficient and they've been saying we need a new one for some years. It was in the kitchen, so they also had to remove the sink and take cupboards off the wall to access the pipes and put in new pipes, and because of safety regs the new one had to go in a slightly different position, hence not only new boiler but new kitchen too.Delete
Uh oh. Sounds expensive.Delete
Sounds like he doesn't understand how the boiler works to me.ReplyDelete
He doesn't understand why I need hot water. Cold is fine with him.Delete
Sounds like he is not a very nice person then.Delete
Just the archetypal grumpy old man.Delete
Forgot to say, have a safe trip Rachel.Delete
I never turn my hot water off - not even when we go away on holiday. The heating can be switched on and off as you describe. OH tends to turn the thermostat up and I am always turning it down. He wants it at 20+ and I want it below; this will never be resolved either!!ReplyDelete
Sounds very familiar!Delete
Good luck sorting out that little difference of opinion lol. He should at least see the need for hot water.ReplyDelete
We get hot water from a solar panel and at times it's almost boiling. Too darn hot for safety.
As his idea of washing up is a quick rinse under the cold tap, no chance!Delete
Tread carefully my friend. Boilers and heating settings have broken many marriages and Peregrine is not a husband to be messed with. You can always boil a pan of water on the hob.ReplyDelete
That's what he says!Delete
He's only thinking about your carbon footprint.Delete
I suppose that's a benefit of being a widow! and control of the TV remote too!ReplyDelete
Ah yes, the TV remote control battle. Luckily I have given up on TV these days so it's all his to play with.Delete
Oh mercy, think it's time for an impartial mediator! -smile-ReplyDelete
Ha ha. Think those days have long gone. Thank you for visiting my blog.Delete