My parents suppose the radiators in my old house are ugly as well as impractical, but I honestly find them to be incredibly charming as well as even helpful. See, my bestie as well as I bought the house of our dreams, a charming historic house in a quaint little town. The house does not have forced air, as it was built long before a/c was even thought of. Instead, this house uses an old boiler system. Though we’ve substituted the original boiler for a more current condenser boiler, the pipes as well as the radiators remain the same. These metal heat conductors are far from plain, they have stunning scroll job that the people I was with and I worked to reveal with a deep cleaning in the warm season. These radiators easily add to the character of our home. Plus, they’re incredibly handy! My mom thinks they just get in the way, because they limit where you can locale the furniture. But to me, they’re typically exactly where I need them. When I hop into the shower for a quick clean, I put my towel on top of the radiator so it’s nice as well as hot when I get out. When my bestie as well as I come in from the cold, the people I was with and I can put our damp gloves or hats on the living room radiator for a few hours to speed up the drying off process. And unlike other Heating as well as Air Conditioning systems, radiators are super easy to maintain. We’ve only had a gas boiler problem once, as well as it was just the water balance that was off with a single radiator. A radiator key as well as a tupperware, as well as the people I was with and I had it fixed in many hours.