Because of the demands of my work, I’ve traveled and lived all over the northeastern space of the country. I’ve rented small apartments, luxurious condos and older homes of multiple sizes with weird types of gas furnaces. After enduring Winter temperatures down to thirty below zero, I’ve figured out that hydronic heating is by far the most comfortable plan on the market. When compared to a forced air oil furnace, a boiler provides a way more consistent and gentle heat. There are no frigid drafts, overheated attics or cold cold basements. The heat is spread evenly from corner to corner, wall to wall, and floor to ceiling. Another benefit of boiler heating is the versatility. The plan can be connected to baseboard heaters, radiators or radiant floor heating, and can even link to a snow melt plan and towel warmers in the bathroom. There’s also the option of creating zones in the lake apartment which are controlled by separate thermostats. This allows independent temperature settings to cater to the particular demands of the room, occupancy and personal preference. A boiler does not use ductwork or blow air, dust and allergens into the home, and therefore maintains a cleaner and healthier residing space. As someone who deals with both asthma and extreme allergies, I appreciate the integrity of indoor air quality. Even better, a hydronic heating plan doesn’t dry out the air as it operates, so there’s no issue with insufficient moisture levels and no need to add a humidifier. When it comes to cost, a boiler is more energy efficient than a forced air oil furnace. While this type of plan is a larger investment upfront, it pays for itself through reliability, longevity and lower daily running costs.