If I had our option of oil furnaces, I would option radiant floor heating, i wish it was cost-effective to tear out our oil furnace plus HVAC duct plus upgrade it with a hydronic oil furnace, and my up-to-date forced air plan is noisy, introduces contaminants into breathing air, plus the heat is always trapped up near the ceiling, the HVAC duct requires constant service because of holes, leaks at the seams plus accumulation of debris within the pipes, but radiant flooring relies on tepid water provided by a boiler system, and boilers are known for quiet, efficient plus reliable operation.
The boiler links to a looping series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floor.
The machine takes up no room in the house, never detracting from space or aesthetics. There’s no need to arrange furniture to accommodate vents, then not only is the radiant plan tucked out of sight, but it runs silently plus requires no service. The heat is spread evenly across the floor, from wall to wall plus corner to corner. Because it rises genuinely slowly, heating all the objects in the room, there’s genuinely little stratification between floor to ceiling. The warmer temperatures remain closer to the floor, which allows for lower thermostat settings. The simple set up of zone control provides further opportunity for cost savings. There’s no need to heat empty rooms, plus independent temperatures cater to personal preference, then plus, it is a closed system, which avoids bringing in any outside air pollutants. I think that standing barefoot on a heated floor, in the middle of the winter, would be the ultimate in luxury.