As with everybody, I'm trying to get the most out of my heating dollar. I have a 1906 2 story farmhouse, 1600 sqft, electric baseboard heat on the 2nd floor and 4 cast-iron hydronic radiators on each of the rooms on the 1st floor heated by a single zoned fuel-oil burning boiler.
Would there be any advantage to adding something to the water in the boiler system like Water Wetter
? I have used it in automotive applications and saw a noticeable improvement in transferring heat out
of engines and thought maybe it could work the other way.
Has anybody tried something like this? How about building a radiant barrier along the walls behind the radiators out of foam insulation and aluminum foil? Would that help?