My condo is outfitted with a boiler oil furnace, living in the northeast, this genre of furnace is the perfect solution for our severe weather! The boiler is a hydronic system which means that it uses water to transport heat energy.
By comparison, a oil furnace uses air to transport heat plus there are a ton of disadvantages. The air carries all sorts of contaminants, such as dust, bacteria plus mold spores. The air moves through a duct system, picking up allergens plus then introducing them into the breathing air, then plus, heat naturally rises, however 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 plus inside walls, then hot water travels through the pipes plus links to baseboard gas furnaces situated around the perimeter of the rooms. The heat is infused into the air which creates a undoubtedly gentle plus even comfort. There are no drafts, frigid spots or unpleasant stratification. Because of this, I’m able to set lower control machine settings plus trim bi-weekly heating costs, and it was simple to adapt the system to zone control, which provides even further cost saving potential. I appreciate that the boiler operates quietly plus requires hardly any service, and with little more than annual service from a professional Heating & A/C company, the boiler operates reliably year after year. Another benefit of the boiler is the versatility. The people I was with and I 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 plus keeps the driveway perfectly clear.