Monday 30th January 2012
Our central heating unit finally failed completely on Saturday. Of course it would choose a weekend when you can't get in touch with the dealer.
Managed to get hold of them this morning and they sent a new part and engineer straight out. By mid afternoon a new compressor had been fitted and it was once again pumping out heat. It is remarkable how quiet the thing is now, we can hardly hear it running and I suspect the old unit had been failing for some time and the noise had increased slowly so that we didn't notice it until it became really bad.
The other thing to fail over the weekend was my broadband dongle. I phoned Orange who told me that as I was at the end of my contract I was due for an upgrade and I could go to an Orange shop and get another. On the way there this morning I called in on 3 just to see what they offered, and it sounded good. Went to Orange who couldn't get anywhere near the deal offered by 3 so I closed that contract and have now gone to 3. The download times are much faster, it only remains to seen what the coverage is like when we set off again in March.