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How to Heat With Cast Iron Radiators

时间:2014-04-27 17:23来源:未知 作者:Jane Zhang
  Cast iron radiators used to be the most common way to heat a house. Many older homes still use
radiators as a major heat source, and it's easy to understand why. Modern baseboard heating
systems emit a dry, inconsistent heat, while radiators powered by steam emit a constant, moist
heat. In addition to their heating attributes, many radiators are perfect examples of Victorian style.
Although they are utilitarian, they can be extremely ornate. With many styles of cast iron radiators
to choose from, you're bound to find more than one to suit your taste.

Purchase a radiator based on the type of heat system you already have. One-pipe steam radiators
tend to be older, and they work off a steam boiler, while two-pipe radiators date from the early
1900s and later and work off a hot-water boiler.

Consult a plumber to determine what size radiator is best, based on the BTUs needed to efficiently
heat a room. Have the same plumber install your radiators. A plumber also will help you determine
how many radiators of a certain size will be most efficient for the space you need to heat.

Enjoy the art of old radiators, and take time searching for the right style for your space. There are
so many styles, sizes and shapes to choose from that you could have a different radiator in each
room to coordinate with that room's decorate. Remember, you can refinish an old radiator and even
paint it to match   the space.

Buy from a reputable dealer or salvage yard. If the dealer doesn't perform pressure tests to check
for leaks, make sure they agree to replace any cracked radiators.

Author: Jane Zhang
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