The cost of a hydronic boiler was too much

My hubby and I went on holiday on the west coast; My fantastic friend and I rented a little home on the water that used heated flooring and a wood stove to keep warm.

They boasted about all orange energy too.

My fantastic friend and I had to burn actual wood and the heated flooring was really water based, then it was really cool, hippie like and all natural! After that experience my hubby was all about orange energy. My fantastic friend and I returned property to our Lowell, MA section and my hubby said we needed heated flooring and a wood stove, then he liked splitting wood and wanted to make that a thing. He enjoyed the feeling of hydronic heating. I abruptly steered him straight, first a woodstove in Lowell is a no go. My fantastic friend and I get temperatures in the teens. The winter season lasts about eight months out of the year. It snows for most of it! Where are we getting all this wood? Where are we storing it? Who is buying all of it? So the woodstove project was scrapped, but next to the heated flooring I did some calling around. I called our local Lowell, MA Heating and Air Conditioning dealer. They told us that hydronic heating is done with a boiler system. A boiler is really fancy. Then you need to hook piping to it, rip the floors to install the system, and then put a current flooring overtop to cover it, then so that project was then scrapped. My poor hubby. My fantastic friend and I can’t have orange energy sources. My fantastic friend and I instead have to rely on a boiler for most of the year that blows the same, stale air over and over again. It is just what you get when you live in MA.


Lowell Massachusetts Hydronic heater