Re: How to UPGRADE old heating system with modern technology
if your looking to install radiant in only two small rooms such as those you will find it much much cheaper and easier to have an electrician install a heating coil in the floor..
its far easier to have a sparky run a couple 220 wires to these spaces than it would be for a plumber. the plumber would open up far my wall space so to get his pipes in the walls and floor system
also, trying to upgrade an existing old heating system wouldnt really work, most plumbers/ heating contractors wouldnt be able to guarentee that an old boiler will be able to handle the extra demand. most homes i work on get radiat in floor but they also upgrade the heating system.. though it will be more money up front a new furnace will be more efficient for your house than the old one. now what's being spec'd is to have a furnace that operates continoully but not as hard.. older ones would use more energy by coming on every time the temperature drops and then plays catch up.. burning more oil
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