B > I have a 100 year old colonial in the northeast with an oil burner and
B > fhw. In the winter my kitchen gets very cold. The heating design was
B > terrible, with only a small baseboard heater along an outside wall.
B > (all other rooms have big radiators.)
B > Would insulating the ceiling in the cellar help? The cellar does not
B > get ridiculously cold, but for $75 worth of insulation and a staple
B > gun, it would be apretty cheap fix.
B > Also, is there anything I can do to get more heat into the kitchen
B > short of putting in a new radiator?
As you said, insulating the floor probably wouldn't hurt. Is there
insulation in the walls, properly sealed windows? Also check for
ceiling insulation: when I was growing up in my parents' house (not
nearly as old as your's) my bedroom was _COLD_
in winter. Plenty of
heat coming out the vents (forced air, oil burner). Dad eventually
went into the attic and found the first three or four feet had
insulation - the majority of my bedroom's ceiling was only separated
from the outside by the ceiling! Much better (and cooler in summer)
when he finished insulating.
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