Advantages of a boiler and radiant heating


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

Our winters are especially long, cold and brutal.

The temperature dips below freezing for approximately six months and we expect readings in the triple digits. The wind chill makes the conditions feel even colder and can be downright dangerous. There are frequent blizzards, white-outs, freezing rain, snow flurries and snow showers. The heating system operates from sometime in September until at least April 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 severe the weather. We have a boiler installed in the basement of the house that heats up water and sends it through a series of pipes concealed beneath the floors. The process is silent, doesn’t cause issues with insufficient 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 cold 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. We have independent thermostats in each room that accommodate occupancy, avoiding the need to maintain perfect temperature in empty spaces. Plus, we can cater to family member’s preferences. Because of few moving parts, the boiler has few maintenance 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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