Joined on September 4, 2013
Last Post on September 5, 2013
@ September 5, 2013 9:55 AM in Conversion oil to gas, but should we keep steam?Not one of the contractors suggested hot water heat ...do you know why? I've looked at these radiators from a company called runtal and they seem great, and so I could avoid baseboard and keep radiators... It seems converting steam radiators to function with water is one of those "only if done well" situations.
Thx again for all the input!
@ September 5, 2013 9:28 AM in Conversion oil to gas, but should we keep steam?Hi all
Here are some pics of the unit and the pipes....I can't come up with any way to refinish the basement and somehow work "around" the heating system; does anyone have any ideas?
@ September 4, 2013 10:33 PM in Conversion oil to gas, but should we keep steam?Hi
We have two requirements - one, our heat bills are 850+ a month and we can't afford it for a one-zone 1600 sf two-floor house. Second, I want the basement to be redone and be one open space. Currently, there is an oil tank in one corner and the boiler/burner in the center of basement, with some pitched steam pipes also in the center. We've had contractors tell us forced hot air on one system, hydro air on two systems (basement and attic) and steam for first floor and electric system in the attic vented down for second floor.
I have no problem with steam but I don't want to throw $$$ away and also want my basement opened up.
Any ideas? I really feel like I don't know anything so how can I decide between contractors?