My home is outfitted with a boiler gas furnace; Living in the northeast, this type of furnace is the perfect solution for our extreme weather, but the boiler is a hydronic plan which means that it uses water to move heat energy, however by comparison, a gas furnace uses air to transport heat & there are a ton of disadvantages.
- The air carries all sorts of contaminants, such as dust, bacteria & mold spores.
The air moves through a duct system, picking up allergens & then introducing them into the breathing air, plus, heat naturally rises, and as the overheated air pours from the vents, it instantly rises up toward the ceiling. A boiler uses a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floors & inside walls; Hot water travels through the pipes & connects to baseboard gas heating systems located around the perimeter of the rooms. The heat is infused into the air which creates a honestly gentle & even comfort. There are no drafts, freezing spots or unpleasant stratification. Because of this, I’m able to set lower thermostat settings & trim yearly heating costs, and it was easy to adapt the plan to zone control, which provides even further cost saving potential. I prefer that the boiler operates quietly & requires hardly any repair, then with little more than annual repair from a professional Heating & A/C dealer, the boiler operates reliably year after year. Another benefit of the boiler is the versatility. All of us use our boiler to supplement our water heating needs. It also connects to a snowmelt plan hidden beneath the driveway. The snowmelt plan starts up automatically when the temperature dips below a certain point & keeps the driveway perfectly clear.