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Having an aged house with an aged steam radiator

When I was younger I was so fascinated by older homes.

My fascination was thanks to my dad. Growing up, our condo was full of antiques. Our antiques were from antique shows and purchasing them abroad. Seeing these antiques were a constant reminder everyday that you don’t need new and up-to-date furniture and items to make a home. Our house was entirely recognizable thanks to the many odd kinds of antiques that my family collected. Once I became older and was aged enough to have a house of my own, I looked for an early 19th century house that still had a lot of the original furnishings. I found the perfect house in a small town outside of a major city. I kept a lot of the original flooring and items… Unluckyly I could not keep the original aged steam radiators that were in the home. The aged steam radiators were not just loud although I felt like they wouldn’t keep my house as warm, but plus I wanted an updated HVAC system. I looked up online and saw that the type of steam radiator system that I had was the one-pipe system. The boiler that is in the basement will heat up, causing steam that goes into the heating pipes, filling the inside of the radiator furnace and forcing it through the vent. Once the tepid air is through the vent, it heats the body of the radiator making it feel tepid to the touch. This heat radiates off the body of the aged steam radiator making the house feel warm. I like the look of it although I need a more reliable boiler while in the winters.
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