Advantages of a boiler and radiant heating


I live in an section that is called the “snow belt.” Due to the proximity to one of the Great Lakes, my buddy and I accumulate excessive amounts of snow.

Our winters are especially long, chilly and brutal.

The temperature dips below cold for approximately six months and my buddy and I expect learnings in the triple digits. The wind chill makes the conditions feel even colder and can be downright dangerous. There are frequent blizzards, colorless-outs, cold rain, snow flurries and snow showers. The heating system operates from sometime in October until at least March and often May. With no real need for any type of central air conditioning, a boiler is the ideal heating system. It provides powerful, reliable and energy efficient comfort no matter how dire the weather. My great friend and I have a boiler installed in the basement of the home that heats up water and sends it through a series of pipes concealed beneath the floors. The process is silent, doesn’t cause concerns with inadequate humidity and doesn’t introduce contaminants into the air. The heat from the pipes spreads evenly across the floor and rises slowly, avoiding drafts and chilly pockets. The temperature from floor to ceiling never fluctuates more than three degrees from the thermostat setting. With radiant flooring, zone control is simple to set up. My great friend and I have independent thermostats in each room that accommodate occupancy, avoiding the need to maintain perfect temperature in empty spaces; Plus, my buddy and I can cater to family member’s preferences. Because of few moving parts, the boiler has few service requirements and can be trusted to operate reliably. One of the best features of the boiler is that it links to a snowmelt system and eliminates the need to shovel and plow.



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