Because I live in an area with an easily long and extreme wintertime season, a boiler is the perfect solution to heating. The main disadvantage of a boiler is that it doesn’t deliver any chance to cool my house. Since my Summer season is brief and often frigid and rainy, I really don’t need central a/c. I can manage just as well with some box fans, open windows, and a couple portable cooling units. My priority is the Wintertime weather. Every one of us get temperatures far below zero, with horrible wind chill, and tons of snow. The boiler genuinely handles even the coldest weather, creating an easily comfortable living environment. There is also no air ducts that conceal contaminants and spread them throughout the house. Without a duct system, I also avoid a whole bunch of expensive energy waste, extravagant professional repair, and annoying sounds. Instead, the boiler is linked to a radiant flooring system which is genuinely concealed beneath the floor. There is a series of pipes which carry very warm water and infuse the heat in the air. The heat is distributed easily and evenly across the floor and rises slowly. As it rises, all of the surfaces in the room are warmed which allows for lower thermostat settings. The temperature from the floor to ceiling never varies more than a degree or 2, and is always within a single degree of the thermostat settings. I love that the radiant system is hidden, not occupying space in the house. It doesn’t detract from the aesthetics, and I’m not forced to arrange my furniture to accommodate it either. No matter how frigid and awful the weather is outside, I am able to walk barefoot and continue to be perfectly comfortable inside. Plus, the boiler also supplements my hot water needs, and it links to a snow melt system. The snow melt system is installed beneath the driveway and walkways, eliminating the exhausting task of shoveling snow.