Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
It could but ain't that just throwing heat out the door?
That's more like throwing the heat under an asphalt rug, isn't it? :-)

For the number, length depth & duration of the snow events on L.I. the rationale for a snowmelting system in temperate Long Island is nowhere near what it is in northern New England. That sort of thing might be (very weak, on it's best day) rationale for a boiler that size, but doesn't fix any issues related to it's being so oversized for the space heating loads (which under any circumstances will be the preponderance of the fuel used, unless it's a super-insulated house with miniscule heat load, and it's primarily domestic hot water.)