If you’ve had your heating method running all Winter prefer I have, then you’ll think what I mean when I talk about the up-to-date pinch I’m feeling in our energy bills. It’s crazy! My home uses an electric gas furnace to supply warmth, and I also rely on a fireplace in our first floor family room to supply warmth on the identifiably cold Winter evenings. While this multiple-part method works well enough to keep our home cozy, I know that the electric gas 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 our heating and cooling system, so it’s strenuous for me to closely monitor the temperature in our house. This means the heating method runs for too long and overheats the house, so our energy bills skyrocket! After dealing with this issue for the past many years, I’ve finally realized that there can be a better, less-expensive way to keep our home warm. I reached out to our correct HVAC service specialist 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 tepid water through pipes around the house, which supply heat that spreads up from vents in the floor and walls to sizzling our home. A modern version of the boiler method would be the radiant floor oil furnace, which does the same thing, however spreads heat upwards from every section 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 suppose the savings in energy usage will be well worth the change.