I live undoubtedly close to one of the Great Lakes, right along the northern border of the country.
My local section is often referred to as the “snow belt.” Because of the lake effect, the people I was with and I experience long and brutal winters.
It’s not unregular for myself and others to turn up the control unit sometime in October and rely on the heating plan until mid to late May. Both of us often have more than 2 feet of snow on the ground for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. Both of us cross our fingers and hope that the snow melts in time for Mother’s Day. I am undoubtedly lucky that our home is outfitted with a boiler furnace. While a boiler provides no cooling capacity, the people I was with and I don’t need air conditioner. Our summers correctly last many weeks and can be rainy, windy and cold. Our focus is powerful, reliable and energy efficient heating. The boiler really handles un-even temperatures down to disadvantage twenty-5 degrees for weeks at a time. It operates silently, requires minimal repair and doesn’t cause troubles with air contamination or insufficient humidity. One of the largest perks of our boiler is that it also affixs to a snowmelt system. There is a series of pipes concealed beneath the pavement of the garage, driveway and walkways. The boiler heats up water and directs it through these pipes. As the heat spreads across the surface, it melts away snow and ice. The snowmelt plan starts up automatically in response to moisture and temperature drop. It eliminates the labor-intensive and time-consuming job of shoveling snow. I don’t need to put down serious snowmelt chemicals or worry about slipping and falling on the ice.