Steam Radiator Tips

Steam Radiators require proper maintenance to keep them running efficiently and silently. There are a lot of opinions out there for what to do when the gurgling and clanging starts and Fixer-Upper has pulled together a nice list to help you keep your steam radiator in top shape and looking great.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Albuquerque real estate

    How many people do you think still actually have working steam radiator?

  • Timothy

    Well this site tends to be a bit NYC centric (as does all media) and steam radiators are used extensively in the city. Steam radiators are also still used across the east coast as converting to central heat is a costly process.

  • Michelle

    How may steam radiators do you need per room size or square footage?

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