I was raised in the northern part of the United States, so I am used to harsh winters and cool weather. The temperature has usually dropped by November, forcing us to begin running the furnace. My wife and I are accustomed to temperatures below freezing, and usually before zero. We end up running the furnace until sometime in early April. The reliability, longevity as well as efficiency of the home’s heating method is a priority. I don’t want to spend the majority of our budget on biweekly bills, but I especially don’t want our family to be left without heat in the middle of a January snowstorm. I am fortunate that our house is equipped with a boiler furnace. Although the boiler is nearly twenty years old, it continues to operate dependably. I make sure to hire a local Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C supplier for annual maintenance every fall, which has prevented any malfunctions. The boiler pumps tepid water through a series of pipes which connect to baseboard gas heating systems around the perimeter of each room. There is a control component located in each room, which allows zoned heating. I don’t waste cash maintaining empty rooms to the ideal temperature, but rather let my family members customize their room temperature to meet their preference. I love that hydronic heating is exceptionally quiet as well as clean. There is no HVAC duct blowing contaminated air into the home, and it promotes healthier indoor air quality. Plus, the warmest temperature is closer to the floor, with no drafts or cold pockets, which ensures superior comfort at lower control component settings. No matter how cold the outside weather, I can be sure our house will be nice as well as warm for our family.