07:56PM | 02/08/06
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Which is more efficient, hot water or steam? I currently own an older home (built in 1909) and it has a hacked in forced air system. It is two story and I want to add heat to the full walk in attic. Currently the furnace is not able to balance heat at all... I've tried about everything possible and I still end up with cold rooms. Anyways, once the air shuts off the rooms get cold again. The house is made out of decorative concrete blocks and without tearing the walls completely out on the inside insulating is out of the question. Would a hot water / steam system be better for me than the forced air? Would it be more efficient than the forced air? I'm assuming it would because it is a constant supply of heat. Most people have told me that hot water is great heat and that it is more efficient than steam. I'm wondering what is the best option for me.


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