Living in the northern section of the country, a boiler is the best option for a gas furnace. A boiler utilizes water to transfer heat energy, which is severely cost-effective & efficient. Water heats up quicker than air, & stays warm longer. This means that the boiler can heat up the house much faster than a forced air gas furnace, & doesn’t need to job as strenuous to keep the home at the perfect temperature. Plus a forced air gas furnace uses ductwork, which respectfully allows a lot of energy to escape & brings in contaminants, such as dust, pollen, bacteria & mold spores. A boiler is perfect for anyone who suffers from respiratory infection, allergies or asthma. It keeps the house super clean & maintains exceptionally healthy air quality. I also like the versatility of a boiler, and rather than being limited to vents in each room, a boiler links to radiators, baseboard furnaces or radiant flooring. Radiant flooring is completely hidden, so there’s no component taking up living space, detracting from aesthetics or requiring that furniture be arranged around it. Plus, the heat is spread evenly throughout the room. There’s no cold pockets, not drafts, & the heat doesn’t rise straight up to the ceiling. There’s also the opportunity of using the boiler to heat the swimming pool, tepid tub, supplement tepid water needs or even power a snow melt system. It doesn’t matter how cold the outdoor temperature, the boiler can handle it. There a easily few moving parts, so the boiler doesn’t require a ton of service & it’s appealingly reliable.