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Steam Heat

HI. I have a question about steam heat? I work with families and try to help address their housing needs. I have a family that lives in an old apartment house and the unit uses steam heat. They keep telling me that the heat does not work, and I am wondering why this may be the case? If anyone can share with me how this system works so I can have a better understanding as I am trying to deal with a landlord, and help this family at the same time.

Thank you,


  • Tim Gardner
    Tim Gardner Member Posts: 183

    Steam heat is wonderful and often amazingly simple to understand and work with. However, you need to have more information to diagnose a problem.

    The book which is sold on this site, "Lost Art of Steam Heating", tells it all and is fun to read. If you can't afford it, there are a number of useful tips at:

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