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Updating ancient radiators

When my husband and I were shopping around for a bigger house for our family, we had a lot of criteria. A good sized yard where our kids could play and potentially benefit from a swimming pool was a priority. We were concerned about a safe neighborhood and highly ranked school system. I wanted a large kitchen, plenty of closets and a minimum of two full bathrooms. My husband was focused on having a garage and a workshop. It took awhile to find exactly the right house. We toured a lot of properties for nearly a year. When we finally decided to put in an offer, there was one drawback of the house. As an older home, there were radiators in each room that provided heat. The radiators were unattractive, took up a great deal of space and became hot to the touch whenever they ran. I worried about our kids getting burned. I didn’t like the idea of arranging furniture to accommodate those bulky, ugly radiators. We hired an HVAC contractor to inspect the boiler in the basement and assortment of radiators and provide recommendations. He found that the boiler was in good condition and so no reason to replace it. He said that because of few moving parts, boiler heaters are especially reliable, durable and long-lasting. We ended up replacing the old radiators with modern alternatives. Today’s radiators are mounted on the wall, have a slim profile and are unobtrusive. They effectively heat the entire room and yet are totally safe. The radiator never becomes overly hot to the touch. Plus, the boiler and radiators accommodate zone control. We’re able to customize the temperature setting in each room.

Help with indoor comfort