Rather, when one component fails, everything else is affected.
It was 10 degrees warmer this morning than yesterday: 5 degrees above, versus 5 below. But that didn't help. There was a power outage in this part of town last night, and it kicked all four boilers off-line, caused a fault in one of the air handler fans.
The offices on the top floor had temps ranging between 61° and 65°.
So I rousted the on-call HVAC tech from his breakfast table, and we've got hot water again. Heat is restored on the 1st and 2nd floors.
But the 3rd floor is still cold, and one boiler doesn't want to stay on. You remember how the corollaries to Murphy's Law (the adage, not the blogger) says that everything is more complicated, and takes longer, than you first think?
In an unrelated issue, we also had five backed-up commodes on the 2nd floor. I have no idea what the deal was, there, but the blockage resolved itself. I'm guessing someone flushed a wad of paper towels down the drain, and that wad blocked both public restrooms on this level until it got soft enough to go the rest of the way.
That's the story of my first four hours today. Anybody mind if I take the rest of the day off?