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Hyper heat

I am removing an old kitchen radiator in a 250sq ft kitchen. I will be installing mits hyper heat. Will this easily warm my space and is efficient as far as cost. My steam system was checked and will be fine without the extra rad. Thanks


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
    Generally it's not a good idea to remove a radiator. Remodelers will use any excuse to do so because that means they can sell more cabinets. Despite the toe-kick heaters and other band-aids they might use, there are a lot of cold kitchens as a result.

    You would have to do a heat-loss calculation on the room to see how much heat it actually needs. Then see if that Mitsubishi unit will provide that amount on the coldest day of the year.

    They still make radiators, and you can get them in many different shapes and sizes. That would be a much better solution than any blown-air unit.

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,883
    Be prepared for a lot of cleaning on the mini in a kitchen!
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
    I installed a Mitsu 12k mini (heat pump) in my dining room so I wouldn't have to mess around with the 14k window unit every spring and fall. It cools the first floor of my house just fine and will heat it on mild winter days (with the upstairs closed off). If it stays in the high 30's i'm fine, the unit is good down to 5F but it's not big enough to meet the heat loss when it gets below freezing.

    I live just south of Boston and I've only had the steam on about five times so far. The units been in place for about 16 months and it's still clean as a whistle according to the installer.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 952
    Hyperheat is good til 15 below and full capacity around 0. Should do great in a typical kitchen, even a small one unit.