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New addition/baseboards in an old house--balance
We are having an issue getting the copper/fin baseboards in our new addition to heat above 62 degrees, even with the thermostat set to 75 in the next room.
The house is single zone, two story, gas heat, boiler, cast iron radiator, hot water heated, with the thermostat on the first floor in the living room. The house has no insulation in the walls, but for new siding and tri-fold outside. Attic and basement are well insulated. The addition is a first floor family room, 260 sq feet, heavily insulated, and presently closed off with the old french doors during construction. The contractor had two 8 foot baseboards installed in the addition. System is well bled. The baseboards do not heat the room above 62 degrees. The heating contractor wants to simply balance through manual valve adjustment of the cast iron radiators (turning them down so less water flows through). He says this will be more efficient than adding a second zone for the addition. I am looking for advise as to whether this is the best course to go.