It's definitely a matter of preference. Some people love steam heat, others not so much. Here are a few things you should know:
Steam radiators get VERY hot. If there are young children in the house, it's a good idea to install radiator covers to protect against accidental burns.
Steam heating systems literally boil water, which turns to steam and rises up through the heating pipes and into the radiators. The steam eventually condenses and flows back down to the boiler. There is water lost in this process, so the heating system must periodically be topped up by opening a valve and letting water into the boiler. It means either manually filling it every so often, or installing an automatic feed valve that fills the boiler when the water level runs low.
Water can build up in the pipes causing them to clang and bang, sometimes severely. I've heard of old plaster walls actually cracking because of the violent banging of steam pipes, not to mention the pipes themselves eventually breaking if the problem is not fixed. I'm told the best way to avoid this is to make sure each radiator is slightly tilted back towards the entry pipe so that the water can properly run back to the boiler. It just means putting a little shim of some sort under two of the radiator legs. Another thing to avoid is over filling the boiler. There is a sight glass on the boiler that should be roughly 3/4 full to the top. If you can't see the water level, it means it's either too high and the sight glass is completely full, or too low and the water can't be seen.
To keep the boiler running efficiently, some water should be drained from it every few months. This water is VERY hot. The water should be emptied until it runs clear to get out all the crud that settles in the bottom of the boiler. The boiler should then be topped up as usual.
I'm not a plumber, so I'm sure there are some other things to remember. I can tell you, though, I once owned a home with steam heat and never had a bother, other than routine maintenance
Homes in Longmeadow tend to be older and most of the homes you will see probably have steam.
The dangers from the radiators can cause mothers to worry, but they provide a steady source of cozy warmth too.
The banging from the expansion of the pipes can be spooky on a dark lonely night, but you know the system is working, too.
They require some maintenance that other systems don't, but they are interesting inventions from an era gone by.
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