It's so satisfying when the image clearly tells the story. Guessing and assuming is so '90s.
Here, the dark areas of the radiator show where steam just isn't getting to. The occupants run their hand along the top, consistently the hottest part by far, and think the steam is "working perfectly", but there is about half this heat emitter not doing any good for the temperature of the room.
Moving this improperly placed air vent to the right location on the radiator will allow the whole thing to heat up, and transfer a great deal more heat to the room.
I find this condition in my clients' homes so frequently it's become annoying.
Thermal imaging cameras are an invaluable troubleshooting tool.
For installations, troubleshooting, and private consulting services, find John "JohnNY" Cataneo here at : "72°F Mechanical, LLC"
Or email John at [email protected]
John is the Boilers and Hydronic Heating Systems Course Instructor at NYC's Mechanics Institute
, a professional Master Plumber, licensed by The Department of Buildings of The City of New York, and works extensively in NYC while consulting for clients in and out of state.
John also oversees mechanical installations and maintenance for metro-area clients with his family's company, Gateway Plumbing and Heating
along with his brother/business partner.