In our local area, both of us often have our first snow sometime in September. It’s not unofficial for the adolescents to need Winter time coats and boots when both of us go trick-or-treating. There’s frequently blizzard conditions over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The snow occasionally seems endless, with more falling from the sky and accumulating on the ground every day. We’ve already had multiple feet of snow at Easter and even Mother’s day. Along with the constant snowfall, both of us endure below-chilly and even sub-zero temperatures. The winters are long, frigid and a tremendous amount of work and expense. The weather requires a powerful, reliable and energy efficient genre of oil furnace. Both of us are absolutely fortunate to have a boiler installed into our home. The only real drawback of a boiler plan is that it doesn’t provide any capabilities for a/c. In our area, that isn’t a problem. Our summer time weather barely lasts 2 months and is often cold and rainy. We’re just good with window a/c systems in the bedroom. The benefits of a boiler is that it provides an especially consistent and gentle heat. It operates silently, doesn’t dry out the indoor air and doesn’t spread contaminants into the air. The boiler requires only annual maintenance and allows for zone control. With a control unit installed in each of the rooms, we’re able to personalize the temperature setting according to preference and occupancy. Another advantage of a boiler plan is the versatility it offers. The boiler can be used to heat our swimming pool and connected to towel warmers and a snowmelt system. Both of us had a snowmelt plan installed beneath a brand new driveway, walkways and front steps just a couple of years ago. The boiler sends hot water through a series of pipes concealed under the pavement. The plan responds to moisture and temperature drop, automatically starting up and melting away snow and ice. Because of the snowmelt system, both of us no longer need to shovel, plow or put down damaging chemicals. Both of us are no longer worried about slipping and falling on the ice or wondering where we’re going to pile all the snow.