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corbins

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My house has an old hot water boiler heating system that was installed in the mid 70's. It has 3 zones with finned tubed baseboard heat. We may be selling the house in a few years and don't want the heat system to be an issue, however, I'm not having any issues. Does any of the supply houses do a recommend design so I know what components to purchase. I'm planning on installing it myself. I'd prefer a supply house in the mid west/Denver area so shipping is not costly.
 

bud16415

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If you are having no problems with the system what do you want to update? The whole system just to give it a newer look or just the baseboard units.

If it were mine and working well I wouldn’t change it just to improve a future sale unless there was some problems.
 

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If you haven't had the system serviced regularly, now would be a good time to start. There could be any number of things wrong with the system. Annual inspections by a professional are your best bet for avoiding problems. Issues that could pop up on a 40-50 year old system would be a failing heat exchanger, or the burner being dirty and producing too much CO. I'm sure there are others, but I've never lived with a boiler and hot water based heating. All of my homes have had forced air with AC. I had a heat pump in my first house, and the last three homes have had natural gas forced air systems.
 

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