I post my question here since I couldn’t find better topic.
We live in Scotland. We are going to a holiday for 6 days next week. I asked my landlord what does he recommend about the heating, he said we should turn off, because any issue can come up. But I’m concerned about the pipes, and when I asked him, he wrote me, he doesn’t think if the indoor temperature will be under 0 degrees. Also he wrote me that we shouldn’t leave the house unattended for more than 12 hours, so if anything happens it will be our responsibility, since we can’t report the problem as soon as it occurs, and the risk is ours if we decide to go on a holiday.
The living room radiator is really bad, we can’t even feell when it’s on, while the bedroom one works good at the same time. We’re in two jumpers etc in the evening usually. When we moved in April, we asked him about, and he said the building is really old, and the pipes are not the best, there is nothing really that he could do, and we thought back then that maybe if we will heat and cook etc regularly it will be alright.
The reason we asked him about the boiler is because it drops pressure to slightly below 1.0 regularly if I don’t maintain it 1-2 times a day (open the small tap on the pipe just under the boiler).
What should we do? We’re on a holiday for 6 days soon, and we don’t know if we leave the boiler on and the low pressure will cause any problem, we will have to pay or not. If we turn off as he said, but the pipes freeze, are we going to be responsible for it?
P.S.: In January we are going away for another 12 days, I’m already in panic, because it’s goin to be twice as long and probably it will be much colder as well.
Sorry for making it so long, and thanks for any advice