We're about to go away for a week - hoorah! - and reluctant to leave the aga on full blast whilst away given the crippling cost of oil. The manual suggests that Very Bad Things may happen if we even look at the control panel, far less touch it but really? Can't we turn it down to 1 and whack it back up when we get back?
We turn ours up and down whenever we want to . It's reasonably easy to relight , if like us you turn it down too far and it goes out ! Oops ! Can you book the service for when you get back ? It has to be out for that . Quick question to other oil Aga owners ... The temperature on ours is never hot enough , and it needs servicing 4 times a year Anyone else finding the same ?
We've only been in our house 6 months and have had it serviced already (when it went out because we ran out of oil ... something not to repeat!). Ours is v good at maintaining it's temp; seems to approximate to what it says in the book so 240ish, 180ish, 110ish and 50ish. Why do you need it serviced 4 times a year? The lovely man who came to our rescue a couple of months ago said 2 max. Is there some kind of obstruction in the oil flow? Does the tank need serviced?
We are seriously considering converting ours to electricity as it is driving me mad ! Apparently new EU regulations about the amount of sulphur in the oil makes it more sticky . I even phoned our local Aga shop , and they recommend 4 services a year ( gulp ) Ours is a 2 oven Aga , which also does our hot water .
It's expensive . We spend £200 a month on oil . We have a new oil fired central heating system , that we use very sparingly , an oil fired stove ( log burner lookalike ) that is on low since about November . Hope to be able to not use these soon , but the Aga stayed on last summer as it was so awful . We've spent at least £2500 on oil in the last 12 months ( which is why we're thinking of converting to electricity )