Three degrees centigrade when we arrived this morning. It’s now past 11 am as I write this and it’s still only four degrees so it looks like winter might have started. Despite all the newspaper reports this shouldn’t be a surprise, as we often have our worst weather in February or March.
The heat exchangers on the front of the building have been working hard and are covered in ice.
Meanwhile it’s 20 degrees inside, as long as people keep the door closed. Unfortunately, shutting doors seems to be a bit of a lost art.
Meanwhile the biomass boiler has been giving problems because we have used a new source of wood. First of all it needed recalibrating to deal with willow, and now the ash removal mechanism keeps clogging. When you have four homes relying on the system this isn’t good. Though we all know biomass is one of the ways forward, it’s easy to see why people stick to the more traditional methods of heating.
Hope you can sort your boiler out soon. We had the same temperatures as you today – eventually got up to 5 degrees but down again to 2 when we got home at 5 pm.
First winter with the boiler – interesting learning process. Glad our building works off heat exchangers!
Why does the removal mechanism keep clogging?
The farm changed source of woodchip from local tree surgeon to cheaper willow – doesn’t seem to burn so well and ash clogs up instead of dropping.
Sounds a pain! At the wood is cheaper 🙂