It makes sense to heat only the spaces that need it, when they need it. Martha Stewart recently took a look at the boilers in her Lily Pond home which were heating the whole home each time they kicked on. She was looking for something a bit more energy-friendly that would save her cash and resources at the same time, and these modular gas boilers were just the thing. What's a modular gas boiler?
In Martha Stewart's Lily Pond residence, the old heating system (although state of the art when it was originally installed) wasn't the greenest choice. The home is larger than just a few rooms, and although it had boilers for different floors of the home, it didn't have them for separate areas. For instance, if your library and sun room are on the same floor, one will probably require a different level of heat than the other.
In efforts to remedy this, Martha recently installed modular gas boilers. The idea is to heat the spaces that need it, when they need it without spending extra moolah or resources. The installation process is rather fascinating to watch as it involves venting the new boilers out the existing chimney from the basement. A crane was called in to help handle such a (please forgive the pun) tall order.
Check out all the details over at Martha's Blog. As usual the process has been well documented from start to finish. If your home is a bit larger, this might be an excellent resource to check into as the benefits not only reflect well on good old Mother Earth, but your pocketbook as well.
(Image: Martha Stewart)