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Energy Output with Missing Radiators
I am trying to understand a fundamental question. After reading for several years on this forum and reading Greening Steam, I still can't understand this.
We moved into a place 4 years ago that was abandoned. 2 of the radiators were missing and we haven't replaced them. 1 radiator is in a room we choose not to heat, so we just closed the valve. Then we put a freestanding wood stove in one of the rooms with a missing radiator.
My question is, if I put a radiator back into one of the rooms, will this cost more in fuel?
Basically, will the addition of a radiator unit add to energy consumption. I assume it will add to a more even heat through the house which is somewhat of a hope.
One pipe steam (with the weird two pipe on the first floor)
Weil Mclain EG 65 (or 75 I can't remember now)
5 radiators on 2nd floor
3 radiators on first floor (thinking of adding one more back in)
No vents on the mains in the basement.
Am I currently overburdening the unit by not have enough radiators? Will an additional radiator make it more efficient? I know this is sometimes true of Forced Air, if you do not have enough pipes to dump the heat then efficiency drops.
Any leads to other principles or ideas I need to understand to make an intelligent choice about this would be much appreciated!
Thanks all for keeping this community going, I've learned so much by reading the past few years.