Heating your home with a steam radiator?

is it more expensive than oil/gas/electric?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Steam heat USE to be a good thing, now days with all the energy eff furnaces on the market it is cheaper to heat with gas , or oil,

    the cost to set a steam heat unit up would out weigh the cost of a good furnace, plus you would have to have a boiler inspector to check it out,

    Source(s): building maintance man
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  • 1 decade ago

    The steam running through a steam radiator's system still has to be heated up. That takes some form of energy, such as burning oil or gas, or water running through electrical heat exchangers.

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