I didn’t realize how much my boiler system could do for me until I started researching.
I just moved into a household that had a boiler.
The boiler was hooked up to the baseboards and that is how I got by. One day I went to a friend’s home and they had radiant flooring. I mentioned wanting it and they informed me that I had a boiler, so I could have it too. I talked to my local Minneapolis, Minnesota HVAC dealer and they informed me converting my system was easy. I simply had to remove the connection to the baseboards and have piping set up within my flooring. I had to remove my rugs to make this happen, but it was worth it. I then got heated flooring strewn throughout the house. The boiler heats water that flows through the pipes to create a heating effect. Water based heating is the way to go. You don’t have any issues with indoor air quality since no air is being blown. Also, that means no air is rising to the ceiling to get wasted or creating cold spots. It creates an even amount of heat. Since the heat stays where you want it, most homeowners lower the thermostat and save even more energy with this. Another benefit to the water based heat is that it is quiet in operation too. You don’t hear it click on and off and all the loud operational sound. Everyone I run into in Minneapolis I can’t wait to tell them about hydronic heating. A hydronic heater is perfect for a Minnesota home.