I had it in my head that when our home boiler system busted I was going to buy a gas fireplace.
- I am so glad that I lived in the home with a boiler for years before it quit on me.
One year with a boiler and I will never go to another system again. The winter season is long, brutal and cold in Elgin, Illinois. You need a quality heater to get by. A gas fireplace just doesn’t have the right equipment to do it. A boiler system can heat an entire building or a small home without a hitch. It can be hooked up to baseboards, the flooring, water tank, or even the driveway. It heats through electricity or water, whatever you want. It doesn’t require any maintenance either. Boilers are tanks of heating systems. The only reason someone would replace one is that replacement parts are no longer made. They can live comfortably for fifty years. If you can manage to track down worn parts, expect closer to 80 years of life. Once my boiler system quit on me, I immediately got on the horn and started calling my local Elgin heating company. I wanted a boiler system that was built to last. I wanted to buy one heating system and live with it the rest of my life. I sprung for the newest, most expensive model on the market. It really was pricey and hurt my bank account. When you look at it as a lifetime investment it is worth it. Also the workload that heater is going to undertake means that it should cost a bit.