For areas that experience a long & dire Wintertide weather, a boiler gas furnace is the ideal choice.
The only real draw back of this type of furnace is the lack of a centralized cooling option.
There are climates where this isn’t a concern. If the main priority is heating, a boiler can handle a big workload. The difference between a furnace & a boiler is mainly how they distribute heat energy throughout the homeâ€¦ A furnace requires a duct system & sends heated air through the pipes to vents located in each of the rooms. Unfortunately the ductwork tends to allow a great deal of the heated air to escape. There is the potential for contaminants to be introduced into the living space. The heated air tends to rise straight up toward the ceiling & only fall back down when it cools off! By comparison, a boiler heats up water & circulates it through a closed loop system. The process is silent, safe & avoids any introduction of allergens. The pipes can be connected to any combination of baseboard heaters, radiators or radiant radiant floors. There’s even the choice for towel warmers or an outdoor snow melt system. As a hydronic system, boilers can heat up a room much faster & don’t cause concerns with insufficient humidity. This type of heating is often recommended for people who suffer from asthma, pollen irritations or respiratory sensitivities. Another benefit of a boiler is the straight-forward set up of zone control. Accommodating nearly any size or layout of home, the system includes independent thermostats on each floor or in every room for customization of temperature settings. Targeted heating eliminates the need to heat unoccupied spaces & also caters to personal preferences.