I was upstairs watching Ray and Steven put up new 1 X 6's on the railing outside on the landing and decided the lighting was perfect for some photos. I love the radiators in this house! I counted five just on the upstairs level and they are all very different. When we bought this 1908 Craftsman Bungalow almost 7 years ago and until early 2008, all the rads in the home were operational. The boiler wasn't too old either. In the basement, you can see the area it took to house the original boiler with one of the homes three chimney's right beside it. Until a few years ago, it still had some soot in the drawer. That has since been cleaned out and all remnants of the boiler are gone. All the water has been drained from the rads and that process alone took over 6 months.
In early 2008, before opening our inn, we replaced the boiler and rads usage with a heat pump. Not only is it more efficient and affordable, it is zoned on three levels letting us use the heat or air conditioning on each three levels as needed. Cost effective, comfort effective and now the radiators are used for aesthetic purposes and maintain the beauty and original 1908 "feel" of the Craftsman Bungalow era.