Back when I was growing up, the boiler in my grandparents’ basement used to scare me to death and so I never thought that I would end up with one in my own house.
I always hated boilers because I was always afraid that they would end up blowing up on me while I was sleeping or something terrible like that.
The boiler down in my grandparents’ basement made all kinds of scary hissing noises and to me, it always seemed like there was a monster down there in the basement whenever my grandma made me go down there to get something for her. I always made one of my cousins go downstairs with me because I was afraid to go down there by myself. It wasn’t the same way during the summer time though. It was only that way during the winter when the boiler was hissing and steaming and making all kinds of scary noises. Whenever my husband and I were looking for a new home for ourselves, one of the things that I told him that I wanted was a really good high efficiency heating system. I also thought that made it really clear that I did not want a boiler system as my main source of heating. However, when he was looking for houses he ended up finding a house that he loved that had a boiler in the basement. He had already fallen in love with the house by the time I went to look at it. When I saw that there was a boiler in the basement, I was pretty disappointed.