The past weekend has just been every residential nightmare after the next! We had a small leak in our basement that we thought was just water coming in from the outside due to all of the rain we’ve been having. Although as it turns out, it was truly a pipe that had a very tiny and slow leak. Well as the plumber was here fix it, I had to move all of the plastic tubs and things that I had just gotten out of the water out of the way again to clear a path, and this mean moving it all from the water tank room to the adjacent boiler room. As I looked at the boiler, I realized this is just another random thing to call the landlord about. This particular boiler was installed in 1988 and it hasn’t been serviced at all in more than two years. It might be a good model, but it is nearing the end of its life for sure. So I decided to leave the landlord a message about getting it tuned up before winter comes. Well, our plumber overheard and decided to give me this weird speech about it, saying she had worked this house before, that our landlord kept up with the boiler, and that it wasn’t even that old in reality. Her exact words were that 50 years would be what’s considered old, since it was a cast iron boiler. That’s when I politely taught her a lesson. I explained that this exact oil boiler is a System 2000, a unique and rare model of steel boilers with a lifespan of around 35 years. It is not cast iron like she said, which you can tell just by looking at it. Also the service card on the side, which the HVAC company is required to sign off on, has the last service date of 2014. She stopped talking and promptly got back to work.