The section I live in is often referred to as the “snow belt.” Both of us are located near the northern border of the country, in close proximity to one of the Great Lakes, and our Winter time season often lasts around eight weeks, and both of us expect sub zero un-even temperatures, dangerous wind chill and lots of snow.
It’s respected for our local section to accumulate fifteen feet of snow per year, just about every morning when I get up, there’s multiple inches or even multiple feet of snow on the ground.
I used to spend a luck on heating bills and devote endless hours to shoveling and plowing. The piles of snow would grow so sizable and tall that I could no longer get inside the garage or access my mailbox. I eventually bought a modern home equipped with a boiler heating system rather than a gas furnace, then a hydronic heating system has a lot of advantages. It works by pumping overheated water through a series of pipes that are concealed in walls and under the floor. The heat is radiated into the bizarre rooms, creating a more even temperature and gentle comfort. There are no drafts, no influx of air contaminants and no noise. Another benefit of a boiler is the versatility of it. The heating system can be connected to radiators, baseboard heaters, radiant flooring, towel warmers and even used to heat a swimming pool or overheated tub. I installed a snow melt system under my front porch, sidewalks and driveway. Just savor inside the house, the boiler sends overheated water through hidden pipes that work to melt away snow and ice. The system automatically responds to moisture and temperature drop so that these paved areas are consistently clear. I no longer need to shovel, plow or worry about snow removal. I’m not fearful of slipping on the ice and don’t harm landscaping or pavement with severe snow melt chemicals.