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Boiler temperature low, aquastat only has upper limit. How do I get some heat going?
Hello! I recently started renting in an older house. Temperatures are starting to drop for the first time, and none of the radiators are heating up. I did some reading and took a look at the boiler in the basement, and saw that the water temperature is only around 85*
. Turning up the thermostat in the house has no effect.
I thought that adjusting the low limit on the aquastat relay would solve the issue- I'm thinking it was turned down for the summer to save on costs, and now I'll just need to turn it back up to a recommended amount (120?). Looking at the aquastat though, it looks like it only has a single dial for the high limit, set to 180*.
Should I be looking around for another place to set a low limit? Or am I barking up the wrong tree entirely, and something else is to blame?
Please let me know if you have any insights!