My home is outfitted with a boiler oil furnace, but living in the northeast, this type of gas furnace is the perfect solution for our serious weather; The boiler is a hydronic system which means that it uses water to move heat energy, then by comparison, a furnace uses air to move heat & there are a ton of downsides. 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, then plus, heat naturally rises. As the tepid air pours from the vents, it right away rises up toward the ceiling. A boiler uses a series of pipes that are concealed beneath the floors & inside walls, and hot water travels through the pipes & affixs to baseboard gas furnaces 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 temperature control settings & trim daily heating costs, however it was self-explanatory to adapt the system to zone control, which provides even further cost saving potential. I prefer that the boiler operates quietly & requires hardly any repair, and with little more than annual repair from a professional Heating, Ventilation & A/C contractor, 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 links to a snowmelt system hidden beneath the driveway. The snowmelt system starts up automatically when the temperature dips below a certain point & keeps the driveway perfectly clear.