Wednesday, January 30, 2013
So just what IS covered?
I've emailed the land lord, to determine protocol-who is to call the oil company to schedule the annual tune up? According to the secretary at the oil company, although not due until March, I should handle it now, as appointments book fast. So I await a response.
I previously emailed the oil company to get records of oil volume deliveries at this address. Interesting. I then followed up and asked what is included in the annual tune up, and to inquire as to which type of service plan the land lord has. She choose the basic one, which will not cover the following, according to the secretary:
-bleeding the radiators
-adjusting the hot water temp
-refilling a red putty that was used to cover an opening in a flue pipe that runs off of the main box of the boiler (we're talking a pea sized blog of a putty like substance that had hardened)
Frankly, I can't understand why the blob of goop can't be addressed, citing possible fumes backing into the house. Perhaps the water is so hot because a valve needs replacement.
The radiators need to be bleed, based on the noise.
I just would like this furnace to run as efficiently as possible. I don't feel that I should have to pay for what I'll call "physical plant" items that she is required to maintain. Once I hear back as to who should call for the service appointment, I will inquire if the LL will cover the aforementioned items. If not, I will at least get a price from the oil company and make a decision as to what to do.