A looping series of pipes link to the boiler and carry hot water.
The winter season in my local area often lasts eight straight months. The temperature remains below freezing and there’s continual snowfall. Keeping a warm home is a priority and a challenge. The heater not only needs to handle outdoor temperatures down to twenty below zero but operate efficiently. My house is outfitted with a boiler heating system. This type of heater is ideal. The boiler operates silently, dependably and requires very little maintenance. Because it uses water to move heat energy, it is also very clean and energy efficient. Water heats up more quickly and retains heat longer than air. Plus, the boiler doesn’t introduce contaminants into the home or overly dry out the air. Another benefit of the boiler is the versatility of application. We have a combination of baseboard heaters and radiant flooring, and the boiler also supplements our household hot water supply. Just recently, we decided to install a concrete driveway and walkways. Before pouring the concrete, we hired a local HVAC contractor to design and implement a snowmelt system. The system works very much like the radiant flooring inside the house. A looping series of pipes link to the boiler and carry hot water. The heat is then spread across the concrete and radiates upward to melt away snow and ice. The equipment automatically reacts to temperature drop and moisture, and eliminates the need to shovel, plow or spread harmful snowmelt chemicals. We no longer get wet feet walking to the car or worry about slipping on icy surfaces. We are now thinking about installing a hot tub and using the boiler to heat it.