A very needed update

If you’ve had your heating method running all Wintertime appreciate I have, then you’ll guess what I mean when I talk about the current pinch I’m feeling in my energy costs. It’s crazy! My loft uses an electric oil furnace to provide warmth, and I also rely on a fireplace in my first floor residing room to provide warmth on the recognizably frigid Wintertime evenings. While this more than one-part method works well enough to keep my loft cozy, I suppose that the electric oil furnace can be overpowering at times, as I might go weeks without needing the fireplace for supplementary warmth. I also have a pretty old-fashioned thermostat for my heating and cooling system, so it’s difficult for me to closely monitor the temperature in my house. This means the heating method runs for too long and overheats the house, so my energy costs skyrocket! After dealing with this issue for the past more than one years, I’ve finally realized that there can be a better, less-extravagant way to keep my loft warm. I reached out to my regular Heating and A/C repair supplier for some input on the matter, and he said I should consider switching to a hydronic oil furnace. This could mean that I’m relying on a boiler to circulate moderate water through pipes around the house, which provide heat that spreads up from vents in the floor and walls to moderate my home. A modern version of the boiler method would be the radiant floor oil furnace, which does the same thing, but spreads heat upwards from every area of the floor. Whatever the choice may be, I’ll need to consider converting soon. The upfront cost of switching to hydronic heating may be high, but I guess the savings in energy usage will be well worth the change.