Old homes have a lot of charm, which is why they tend to attract restorationists and conservationists alike. However, one common problem many homeowners run into with older houses is how to upgrade the homes' ancient heating systems that can no longer keep up with modern heating needs. Here are two options for tackling this issue while still ensuring your home retains its appeal. Radiant Heating If your vintage home already uses a radiator system to heat spaces, one option is to upgrade it to in-floor or in-wall radiant heating.