The company I work for continues to expand and open branches all over the country. While this company originated in the southern region, we have begun to have success in the north. We’ve found some new challenges with setting up profitable facilities because of the winter weather. We were not prepared for temperatures down to twenty below zero and fifteen feet of snow. Suddenly, we are dealing with very high heating bills, snow plow companies, issues with air quality and the fear of someone slipping on the ice and getting hurt. As we’ve continued to build and operate new facilities we’ve learned how to cost-effectively combat the winters in the north. Our newer buildings are now equipped with a powerful boiler heating system. A boiler can handle even the coldest temperatures and the largest buildings without a problem. It requires only annual maintenance, and yet operates silently and efficiently. Plus, the boiler relies on water to move heat energy, and doesn’t need to bring in any outside air. This avoids the introduction of allergens, such as dust, pollen and mold spores. The hydronic system doesn’t suck moisture from the air, so there’s no need to invest in a humidifier. A boiler accommodates zone control, allowing us to have independent thermostats to tailor temperature to requirements. We can maintain storage areas at a much lower temperature than the office space, and significantly lower the thermostat overnight. A boiler is one of the most versatile types of heating systems, connecting to radiant flooring, radiators and baseboard heating. It further powers a snow melt system that keeps our parking lots and walkways completely clear. We aren’t spending money on shoveling or plowing or chemicals to melt the snow.