At Casa Vacanze SPQR, heating system and hot water are both automatically managed. Domestic hot water for bathrooms and kitchen is always on and continuously available, while the heating system is managed by myself through an App. So, you shouldn’t need to adjust or change anything; here after you’ll however find some useful notes for the optimal use of the whole system.
The boiler is gas-fired, and for your safety it’s placed into the higher part of the cabinet on the kitchen’s balcony. It’s powerful enough to feed both heating system and hot water.
Should you feel that the radiators aren’t hot enough, or that water from the taps is not hot enough, please check that the pressure shown by the manometer is between 1 and 1.5 bar – and if the display shows an error code instead of temperature please let me know.
Boiler’s self-protection block
When the boiler doesn’t work (meaning you don’t have hot water from the taps and all radiators are cold), it might be gone in self-protection mode due to different reasons that triggered its safety systems. One of such reasons, most frequent during winter season, might be that the radiators’ knobs are closed. It’s possible indeed that the guest before you closed the knobs of most of the radiators; the boiler, sensing that the water circulation is too much limited, may go into self-protection mode. Please check that knobs of all radiators are completely open, and open them if you find them closed. Knobs can be opened by rotating them anti-clockwise till the end. At this point press the R button on the boiler (Reset), it will restart automatically. If the radiators’ knobs were already all open the problem is different and a specialized technician is required, so please take note of the error code and call me or text me (my private number is into the Home Book at SPQR).
Domestic hot water
As well as in any other apartment, if two of you are having shower at the same time in the two bathrooms, problems might happen to keep constant the temperature of hot water – but this is normal. At least in winter, when hotter water is required, my advice is to have shower in shifts.
I start by saying that town authorities, in order to promote energy saving and to limit pollution, impose a temperature not exceeding 20°C for a maximum of 12 hours/day, and only between November 1st and April 15th.
Through an App on my portable phone, communicating with the thermostat installed at SPQR, I can personally adjust temperatures and schedules of the heating system. I tried not to stay too far from the given rules but also to consider the comfort requirements of SPQR’s guests, and I reached a compromise: a temperature higher than allowance, for a shorter time.
The standard setting, then, is 21°C between 7:00 and 10:30 both AM and PM.
Should you have different requirements please let me know, without touching the thermostat – that can however be consulted to check the set temperature and the actual temperature.
I kindly ask you not to close the radiators’ knobs – if you feel too hot please let me know and I will reduce the temperature of the thermostat.
When you check-in at SPQR you’ll find the house hot, regardless from the time you arrive 😊
Note about the cabinet
The cabinet on the balcony must always be kept closed with the three latches and the padlock blocking the middle latch. This is because the cabinet doors might be slammed open by the wind, that at such height may become very strong. The key of the padlock is into the white key ring that should normally be found into the drawer of the small table in the living room. Should you need to open the cabinet to use the washer or check the boiler, it’s very important that you close it after, with all three latches and the padlock. I really thank you for taking care.
I’m sure you’ll have no problem related to heating system and hot water; oppositely, I kindly ask you to inform me immediately. My contacts are into the Home Book at SPQR!