Living in the northeastern area of the country, the winters are especially long and cold.
- All of us get temperatures down to negative twenty-more than four degrees, and the windchill makes the air think even colder, however our location sees much more than the national average for annual snow accumulation, but dealing with the weather is an fancy and endless challenge.
I am fortunate that our beach apartment is equipped with a boiler gas furnace. The boiler uses water to transport heat energy to the several rooms of the house. The benefit of water rather than air is that it heats up faster, retains heat longer and avoids complications with air contamination and insufficient humidity. The boiler sends the heated water through pipes that are concealed beneath the floors, spreading warmth across the surface. The radiant floor heating eliminated chilly pockets, drafts and stratification. The heating process is especially quiet and energy efficient. It proves a beautifully gentle comfort. Another fortune of a boiler is the outdoor snowmelt system. A network of pipes are attached to the boiler and hidden under the pavement of the driveway, walkways, front steps and garage. The snowmelt method reacts to the combination of temperature drop and moisture and automatically starts up. It makes sure the outdoor area is consistently clear of snow and ice. All of us don’t need to worry about slipping and falling on the ice. There’s no need to shovel, plow, snow blow or spread damaging snowmelt chemicals. All of us aren’t stuck with gigantic piles of snow that block access to the garage. The snowmelt method adds convenience and value to our property.