My landlord has updated the (oil) central heating here. In their
infinite wisdom the contractors put the programmer/control unit in the
airing cupboard - where they had put the pump and motorised valves.
Trouble is - the boiler is on the ground floor next to the kitchen at
the north end of the house. The airing cupboard is above it on the
first floor. And yes - you guessed - the stairs are at the south end
of the house...
So when we go away, come back or just need a boost of heating or hot
water there is a 70 yards round trip to change the controls - and
negotiating a flight of stairs in the process!
When I took this up with the landlord he said he hadn't done this for
our benefit but 'for the benefit of those who come after you'.
The contractor said it was standard practice to put the controls in
the airing cupboard. Is there no requirement for the controls to be
near the boiler? It would certainly make it easier to sort out the
faults they left in the system!
- posted 12 years ago