My 3 flats' building is almost 100 years old. It has steam heating
The thermostat is on the first floor. When I keep the certain
temperature permanently on the first floor, it heats the second floor
just a little bit and doesn't heat the 3rd floor at all. I think it
happens because it takes very short periods of time to heat 1st floor.
These short periods are too for the steam to come all the way up
through the pipes.
Could anybody give suitable advice how to keep the temperature equal on
To change the whole system I cannot afford right now.
The thermostat I use was just recently replaced (RTH230B) and it has 4
different programs. I tried to set up in different ways.
First I set it on 72 for the whole day. But it doesn't work: the
radiators on the second and third floors are always cold.
Now I set it on:
10:30 PM - 72
11:15 PM - 68
6:15 AM - 72
7:00 AM - 68
In this case at 10:30 PM and 6:15 AM the boiler goes on and radiators
have enough time to get hot an all floors. But the parameters of the
thermostat give me an ability to worm up the building only twice a day,
which is not enough in the cold weather.
Please, please, please let me know what to do! Marina