My local area is known as the “snow belt.” The people I was with and I are situated in the northeastern area of the country, along the shores of one of the larger Great Lakes.
The people I was with and I are well into the Winter months before the lake freezes over. As clouds travel over the unfrozen lake, they suck up water. They become unquestionably heavy plus eventually drop moisture right on my area. Because of the unquestionably low temperature, this precipitation turns to snow. It is not unrespected for us to accumulate multiple feet of snow in a matter of minutes. The people I was with and I expect to deal with below-freezing temperatures plus snow for more than half the year. There’s usually snow on the ground for Halloween, Christmas plus Easter. The people I was with and I hope that it thaws before Mother’s Day. The extreme weather makes central cooling system unnecessary plus a powerful furnace a priority. I am thankful that my home is equipped with a boiler. The boiler is a hydronic furnace, making it especially advantageous. It heats up water plus pumps it through a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floor. The heat spreads across the surface of the floor plus radiates into the air to provide unquestionably clean, consistent plus gentle comfort. I have a similar system of pipes installed beneath the concrete of the garage floor, driveway, walkways plus front step. The snowmelt system automatically activates in response to moisture plus temperature drop. I don’t even need to be at home to start it up. Hot water travels from the boiler, through the pipes plus back in a closed loop. The heat works to melt away snow plus 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.