I live in the US and am confused about how my mum's central heating
system works. She lives in the UK.
She has a gas boiler behind a gas fire in the living room. There are
water tanks in the attic!!!
In the airing cupboard there are switches, a timer and an electrical
She is elderly and confused. I would really like to know how the system
works and how it is controlled.
In the summer we need only hot water for washing etc.
In the winter we will need heat. Do we turn off the water supply to
each radiator in the summer?
There is also a thermostat in the hall.
I am concerned because she can no longer live at home and we have to
maintain minimal heat in the winter to prevent the pipes freezing.
Up till now she has operated the system by some type of black magic and
it all seems very complex to me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Brian P.