I have a 1200 sq.ft. 1950's ranch. From what I understand that baseboard heat is only necessary on exterior walls. We have forced hot water on 1 zone throughout all the rooms and then a section in the hallway. Obviously insulation was not what is now, the house has blown in insulation on all exterior walls. My question, I want to move the entrance to the living room which is off the central hallway, where the baseboard is located. In order to accomplish this I would either need to shorten the lenght of the cast iron baseboard or remove all together. Just looking to get some feedback if this would drastically effect heating in the house or was this added due to the lack of insulation in the 1950's. Also insulation in the attic was upgraded from original to r38. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Edit: Im in MA. The baseboard is approx.8 ft.