Living in Glenview, IL, the Winter time is the longest season, and the frigid weather often lingers for eight months, then we expect un-even temperatures well below frigid as well as often below zero, and our average annual snowfall accumulation is numerous feetâ€¦ It seems to snow every single day for most of the year! Snow removal can think like a full-time task.
It takes hours to shovel the driveway.
It’s not pleasant working outdoors in such frigid weather, however plowing, snowblowing, shoveling as well as scraping is labor-intensive, as well as it can be strenuous to find a spot to pile all that snow. I am fortunate that I have a boiler system that handles both indoor comfort as well as snow melt. The boiler is installed in the basement as well as affixs to a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floors inside as well as the pavement outside. The boiler heats up water as well as circulates it through these pipes. Inside, a radiant flooring system spreads heat across the surface of the floor as well as infuses it into the air. It warms every object sitting on the floor to further radiate heat. The heat is distributed from corner to corner as well as rises very slowly. There are no drafts or frigid spots, as well as the temperature from floor to ceiling remains within numerous degrees of the thermostat setting. The radiant floor system is actually hidden, totally quiet as well as requires no service. It doesn’t contribute contaminants into the air or cause insufficient humidity. Plus, it allows for the easy set up of zone control, each room can be kept at an independent temperature. The outside snowmelt system is very similar. The pipes are installed beneath the pavement of the driveway, walkways, front steps as well as garage floor. The system automatically starts up when there’s a combination of moisture as well as temperature drop. The heat spreads across the pavement to melt away snow as well as ice. It eliminates the need to shovel as well as problems over slipping as well as falling on icy pavement.