Hi everyone. Been working on balancing a system in a house we purchased in NJ in June. Pretty well done with that (for now) in the main areas of the house.
But there's an ADDITION, that we've been heating with mini-splits and/or electric radiators because those rooms aren't included in the main heating system. It's KILLING me to use this much electricity to heat these rooms, when we've got a perfectly good steam plant already running in the basement. We should only be hemorrhaging electricity in summer a/c season, not year round!
It looks like, when this addition was put in, some radiators were removed from the system... victims of the open-concept kitchen, etc.
I've done some calculations to see if, with my current boiler, adding rads back in is a possibility... or if this boiler was sized with the CURRENT load in mind. But with something this big, I don't trust my own eye...
I've attached a couple reference images and was wondering if some of y'all could take a glance and see if it's worth pursuing this with my steam contractor of choice at some point... or if it's just a pipe dream.
The blue areas are the areas I'm considering heating... 3 new radiators in all.