They took that thing apart and took it out of my apartment one piece at a time
After moving into our new house, my husband and I spoke about getting the steam boiler replaced, and the boiler was really large, but we kept talking about getting something new that was more energy efficient. We used the steam boiler for the first winter, and it was surprisingly comfortable. It absolutely was more comfortable than any other heating method I had ever used before. The thing I didn’t like was the expensive heating bills. Evidently, creating steam is highly energy intensive. There’s the benefit that there are no hydronic pumps required for pushing water through a system, since the steam rises up to the radiators in the house. Eventually, we were able to speak with some HVAC pros from a local company. These men said they could replace us with a combi boiler that not only would provide 95% efficient heating, but it would provide the overheated water in our home as well without having to depend on the old water heater. I thought this sounded great, and when I asked them about removing the old steam boiler, they said it wouldn’t be a problem. They did have to charge us to remove that oversized boiler, but they did a good job. They took that thing apart and took it out of my apartment one piece at a time. I couldn’t believe how much space we had once that dinosaur was taken away. Now we have all new radiators and a fine hydronic boiler method that saves us a lot of money on the heating expenses. We’re particularly glad about this heating method replacement.