I recently purchased my first home which was built in the early 1940's. It has steam heat with cast iron radiators. The boiler is on it's last legs and needs replacing. Trouble is, I don't know what to replace it with.My plumber is advocating for a hot water system with baseboard radiators. I've been doing some research and the concensus seems to be that cast iron radiators can't be beat.So what do I do? Install a new steam boiler and stay with steam? Go hot water with the less efficient baseboard?
Can I convert my existing cast iron radiators to hot water? I don't want to go over $10,000.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.