I have a gas boiler in my house. Unlike a traditional water heater, this thing heats the water right as it is coming through the pipes. Usually, it works very well. But lately, it has been doing something weird. I noticed all these error messages flashing yesterday. It won’t even try to ignite now. And the owners of the building are taking their sweet time in fixing the thing. Thankfully, it is warmer now. But as I heated up pans of water this morning for my morning ablutions, I was taken back to memories of childhood.
I have had some interesting times with my gas boiler of late, such as when it suddenly decided to stop working on Christmas Day. After adding more water, it was fine. Now, it won’t even ignite. Rinnai gas boilers do not use pilot lights. Rather, an electric spark ignites the fuel. Hopefully, it is just something simple, as I am longing for heat in the worst way. All I hope is that it doesn’t require more parts.