I live in the northeastern area of the country, and for most the year, the weather is severely cold and snowy. The two of us often deal with blizzard conditions. For approximately numerous to eight months straight, I rely on my oil furnace. The outside temperature is normally below freezing, and sometimes well below zero. It’s not unusual for several feet of snow to fall overnight, and heating is a large area of the budget. When I obtained my house, it was already outfitted with a boiler oil furnace. The boiler was linked to seasoned radiators, which were large, ugly, and dangerous. Since the floors in the loft were in terrible condition, I decided to rip them out. I also had the radiators torn out, and a radiant oil furnace installed. A series of looping pipes are linked to the boiler and concealed under the new hardwood floors. Hot water is pumped through the pipes, which spreads the heat evenly across the floor. I like that the heating unit takes up no living space, doesn’t detract from aesthetics or require me to arrange my furniture to accommodate it. The heating process is really silent and doesn’t introduce contaminants into the air. Because the heat is mainly kept near the floor, rather than trapped at the ceiling, I’m able to adjust the control unit a bit lower. My heating bills are far less luxurious with the radiant flooring system, and my loft is way more comfortable. There are no cold spots, no drafts, odd smells, or fear of combustion byproducts. I just like the ability to walk barefoot in the house on a cold Winter time day.
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021