HOT WATER NOT HOT ENOUGH


Postby greggreg » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:16 pm

I have just moved into a newly built home, the property is rented and trying to get the landlord to do anything is proving to be a nightmare.

The hotwater which comes out of the wash hand basin in the kitchen is only tepid hot at the best of times. Any idea how i would increase the temperature?? The house has a condenser boiler.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:11 pm

could be a number of reason, but first try turning up the temperature on the control at the boiler. you should find a dial, or sometimes two - one for hot water temp and the other for heating/radiators.

this assumes that you are running a combi system, ie mains fed and you don't have a HW cylinder. if you do have a cylinder then this too should have a thermostat. check it and turn that up too - don't go above 55 degrees C however.

if it is a combi then you can also try turning down the tap a little, ie reduce the flow rate. this will give the boiler more time to heat the water.

if these things fail then it indicates a fault. you need to get your landlord to sort it out. threaten to withhold rent until the work is done! this normally gets a hastier response.
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