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Heating

Although heating requirements are met year round, the main furnaces operate from mid-September to mid-May.
Within the suites, you have heated water, which circulates through the heating pipes around the perimeter of the suite with the amount of flow being controlled by your zone valve and thermostat. The temperature of the water in the pipes changes automatically in relation to the outside temperature, obviously increasing as it gets colder outside. The control you have within your suite is to regulate the amount of heated water flowing through the pipes. Many people seem to believe that they should be able to set their thermostat to the desired air temp and that the heat will turn on and off until that temperature is achieved: however, unfortunately that is not the case. Being that the water temp changes continually the numbers on the thermostat serve only one purpose and that is as a reference to where your zone valve starts to open and let the heated water circulate. If you slowly turn your thermostat up from the minimum position, you will hear a “puff” of air escape from the thermostat. If you make note of the number on your adjustment dial as to when the air escape began this is where your heat started to turn on. If you require more heat, simply turn the thermostat beyond this point and if you are too warm turn it back to this point.

When it is cold outside please ensure you do not completely shut your heat off or open any windows as there is a good chance that your heating pipes could freezes and burst, causing a substantial flood, all of which is the owner’s financial responsibility to clean up and repair.

At the two furthest locations in the suite, you will find isolator valves on the heating pipe. You should make yourself aware of these valves and keep them clear in the event of a burst pipe so the water can be turned off quickly. To maximize heat in your unit you should check for air infiltration from the windows and plug-ins, ensure you do not have furniture or window coverings directly in front of the rad cabinets, ensure that the convector flaps are open and that the fins on the heating pipe are cleaned of dust regularly. Although all of the heating components within the condos are owner responsibility to maintain/replace, please contact the office to for any part numbers that you may need.