Living in an area with very long and severe winter weather, the heating system is the main priority.
It’s not unusual for the winter season to last for eight straight months.
The outside temperature is normally below freezing and often drops below zero. We endure endless amounts of snowfall, and the windchill makes it downright dangerous to spend time outdoors. We need a powerful and reliable heating system to handle demand. To keep costs down, an energy efficient heating unit is especially important. After considering and researching all different types of heating equipment, I chose a boiler system for my home. A boiler is a hydronic heating system, meaning that it uses water to transport heat energy. Water heats up more quickly and stays warmer longer than air, making it a better option. The boiler uses a closed loop system and doesn’t draw from the home’s water supply. Instead of blowing heat into the room, the heat is infused or radiated into the air. This minimizes temperature fluctuations and drafts and creates a more gentle comfort. The boiler also avoids the introduction of air contaminants, maintaining a cleaner and healthier indoor environment. I like the versatility of a boiler. It can link to radiators, baseboard heaters, radiant flooring, towel warmers, snowmelt systems or even heat the swimming pool. The boiler requires only annual maintenance, operates almost silently and is exceptionally reliable. We’ve had our boiler for over twenty years and never had a problem with it. No matter how brutal the weather, my home is always perfectly warm and comfortable.