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Need help with mom's steam heat system.
My parents home in West Reading PA was built in the 1920's and has a steam heating system. Through the years growing up, and then later returning to visit, winter always meant the house was too hot or too cold or the radiators were hissing like crazy or the small water tube had to be checked every few hours, etc. etc.. It never seemed to operate very well and my parents had, and continue to have crazy fuel bills that have really caused quite a financial strain in the winter months. Dad passed this past July and Mom is left to battle the fuel bills on a very restricted budget (dad was not as prepared as he should have been insurance-wise). It is a three story home at the end of a row of homes. I live out of state (Huntington NY) so I'm trying to find out what I can about steam heat, and while their fuel oil provider is very nice I don't feel confident that they truly understand the system. What I would like to consider doing is have a qualified steam expert come in and evaluate the system and determine if it is working as designed and efficiently as possible. Can you recommend someone in the Reading/Berks County area that knows what they are talking about when it comes to this house and the heat system? Thank you for your consideration. Kevin