It could additionally be a swimming pool heater or just heat my family’s water like a water heater
When I moved into my house and saw the boiler system, I wasn’t happy. I hated that the huge heating system took up most of the basement. I didn’t like that the heat had to rise through a grate in my living room floor. Thankfully a lot of things took priority over changing a working heating system. Once I went through a winter with the boiler, I learned to love it. The boiler is extremely powerful and can heat my whole house with no issue. Another pro is that I realized the boiler can do so many things. I now have hydronic heating flooring throughout my entire home. I had piping attached to the boiler and installed within floorboards. Hot water flows from the boiler and through the pipes to heat the floorboards. Having the heat be hot water is way cleaner, quieter and more efficient. Heat doesn’t rise and gets wasted on the ceiling. All the piping is installed in each floorboard so there are no cold spots. I can set the temperature a little lower to save money and I am still perfectly heated. I realized that my boiler could do this in my driveway and be a snowmelt system. It could additionally be a swimming pool heater or just heat my family’s water like a water heater. It is so versatile and I haven’t even begun to explore all the options. I just know the system is a tank and going to live in my home for a very long time. It is supposed to live around fifty years old.