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Baseboard Heating Reconfigure Heating System

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I'm doing a renovation project on an old 2-story home with hydronic baseboard system throughout. If I reconfigure a couple of rooms in this project, is it possible to replace (and maybe slightly re-route) one or two rooms? Is it OK to put one new baseboard unit in one room, and leave the rest of the original system in place?


Dear BJinCapeCod:

Yes, it is acceptable to reconfigure your hot water baseboard heating system, and mix new sections with old sections. A couple things that you will want to consider: 1) You will want to be careful not to overload any of your zones. In other words, if you are significantly extending a zone it could be possible that by the time the water gets towards the end of the piping run that it has already given up too much heat, so that you end up with some rooms too hot and some rooms to cold, on the same zone. 2) And of course for any room you will want to have adequate baseboard capacity available for that room, and to locate these baseboard sections near windows (where the room is going to be colder).

Hope this is helpful.

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