It eliminates the need to shovel or plow
In Glenview, Illinois, the cold, wind and snow are a problem for more than half the year. We see temperatures well below zero and the wind chill makes it downright dangerous to spend much time outdoors. It snows nearly every day for months, with several inches to several feet of accumulation. It’s necessary to clear the walkways and driveways at least once per day. Sometimes we’re forced to handle snow removal in the morning before work and again when we arrive home. Shoveling snow is a horrible job. It’s labor-intensive, time-consuming and the weather conditions are brutal. The piles of snow become so large that they create additional problems, often blocking the garage or mailbox. I am very fortunate that my own in Glenview is equipped with a boiler heating system. The boiler heats up water and sends it through a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floor. The heat spreads evenly from corner to corner, rises very slowly and provides a gentle and consistent comfort. The boiler is able to handle the most severe weather and keep the home warm and cozy. Plus, our boiler is linked to a snowmelt system. Just like inside the home, we have a network of pipes installed beneath the cement of the front steps, walkways, driveway and garage floor. The system automatically responds to temperature drop and moisture. As hot water flows through the pipes, the heat melts away snow and ice. It eliminates the need to shovel or plow. It avoids concerns over harmful snowmelt chemicals and potentially slipping and falling due to icy surfaces.