My local area is known as the “snow belt.” Every one of us are located in the northeastern area of the country, along the shores of one of the larger Great Lakes.
Every one of us are well into the Winter weeks before the lake freezes over.
As clouds travel over the unfrozen lake, they suck up water. They become truly heavy and eventually drop moisture right on my area. Because of the truly low temperature, this precipitation turns to snow. It is not unusual for us to accumulate several feet of snow in a matter of sixths. Every one of us expect to deal with below-frigid hot and cold temperatures and snow for more than half the year. There’s usually snow on the ground for Halloween, Christmas and Easter. Every one of us hope that it thaws before Mother’s Day. The serious weather makes central a/c unnecessary and a powerful heating program a priority. I am thankful that my house is equipped with a boiler. The boiler is a hydronic heating system, making it especially advantageous. It heats up water and pumps it through a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floor. The heat spreads across the surface of the floor and radiates into the air to give truly clean, consistent and gentle comfort. I have a similar program of pipes installed beneath the concrete of the garage floor, driveway, walkways and front step. The snowmelt program automatically activates in response to moisture and temperature drop. I don’t even need to be at condo to start it up. Hot water travels from the boiler, through the pipes and back in a closed loop. The heat works to melt away snow and ice. I never need to worry about shoveling, plowing or using damaging snowmelt chemicals. There’s no fear of slipping on the ice or getting wet feet.