If you’ve had your heating plan running all Wintertide like I have, then you’ll suppose what I mean when I talk about the new pinch I’m feeling in my energy costs. It’s crazy! My condo uses an electric gas furnace to supply warmth, plus I also rely on a fireplace in my first floor dining room to supply warmth on the recognizably freezing Wintertide afternoons. While this multiple-part plan works well enough to keep my condo cozy, I feel 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 temperature control for my heating plus a/c unit, so it’s strenuous for myself and others to closely monitor the temperature in my house. This means the heating plan runs for too long plus overheats the house, so my energy costs skyrocket! After dealing with this issue for the past multiple years, I’ve finally realized that there can be a better, less-upscale way to keep my condo warm. I reached out to my regular Heating, Ventilation and A/C repair corporation for some input on the matter, plus 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 plus walls to warm my home. A new version of the boiler plan would be the radiant floor oil furnace, which does the same thing, but spreads heat upwards from every area of the floor. Whatever the option may be, I’ll need to consider converting soon. The upfront cost of switching to hydronic heating may be high, although I think the savings in energy usage will be well worth the change.