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.