We have an oldish Tribune Premier TP150B unvented indirect hot water cylinder. It has two tank thermostats - I think the upper one controls the 1.5kw immersion heater and the lower one controls the gas boiler. When relying solely on the boiler, the water never seems to get very hot. This evening the water was barely luke warm so I hit the boost button on the controller to fire the boiler up, but it did not fire. I checked the thermal cut-out buttons on the thermostats and neither appeared to have tripped. The temperature setting on the upper thermostat was set to maximum and the lower thermostat was set very slightly below maximum. I turned the lower thermostat to maximum and the 2 way valve promptly opened and boiler fired up. Looking at the instructions for the tank it says that the 'low' setting on the thermostats is 43 degrees and the high setting is 70 degrees. There is no way that the water was even at 43 degrees but the boiler only fired when I set the thermostat to the maximum setting. Does this indicate a faulty thermostat(s)? The system is probably about 20 years old. Do thermostats degrade over time or do they just completely fail (all or nothing)? Would it help to remove and clean them? Any advice greatly appreciated.