In Glenview, IL, the cold, wind & snow are a complication for more than half the year, however the people I was with and I see hot & cold temperatures well below zero & the wind chill makes it downright dangerous to spend much time outdoors.
It snows nearly every morning for months, with many inches to many feet of accumulation. It’s necessary to clear the walkways & driveways at least once per morning, periodically we’re forced to handle snow removal in the morning before labor & again when we arrive home, however shoveling snow is a horrible task. It’s labor-intensive, time-consuming & the weather conditions are brutal. The piles of snow become so large that they create additional complications, often blocking the garage or mailbox. I am truly lucky that our own in Glenview is equipped with a boiler gas furnace. The boiler heats up water & sends it through a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floor. The heat spreads evenly from corner to corner, rises truly slowly & provides a gentle & consistent comfort. The boiler is able to handle the most serious weather & keep the beach house moderate & cozy. Plus, our boiler is linked to a snowmelt system, then just care about inside the home, we have a network of pipes installed beneath the brick of the front steps, walkways, driveway & garage floor. The system automatically responds to temperature drop & moisture, as warm water flows through the pipes, the heat melts away snow & ice. It eliminates the need to shovel or plow. It avoids problems over harmful snowmelt chemicals & potentially slipping & falling due to icy surfaces.