Should I convert cast-iron radiators to Runtal wall panels or Slant Fin baseboard?
Climate zone 5A, Massachusetts
Our 1200 sq/ft home is a single story ranch with a basement. The existing system is a Kenmore boiler and 7 cast iron radiators. 8 originally but the previous owner installed a sliding door and removed one of the 8 radiators.
We began replacing the existing insulation with Rockwool comfortbatt and will continue through the remainder of the exterior walls. We’re also planning to replace the exterior cedar shingles with rigid insulation and fiber-cement siding.
We’re sanding and refinishing the red-oak hardwood flooring and to make things easy we remove the radiators. With the radiators temporarily removed should we re-install them, or plan to replace with Runtal wall panels or Slant Fin baseboard?
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