For continuing to live a relatively frugal life, is to have the savings to do things or get people in to do things for us.
The 3 way valve switch box on our central heating has just about broken. We keep getting intermittent heat in the radiators even though the heating isn't on. Last time it went, DB changed it himself. Now he's happy to admit he would find it difficult to see what he's doing as well as twist in the airing cupboard to do it.
We had a man come to look at it yesterday afternoon. He changed it but believes the actual valve behind it isn’t swivelling correctly. This unfortunately will involve draining the whole system to change it. Radiators could do with a good empty out anyway as you can hear bits moving around sometimes.
Our heating was put in by the previous owner and we have spent decades dealing with it’s weird operating methods!