Because we live in an area where winter can last as long as six months, heating is absolutely a priority. Our winters consist of temperatures below freezing on a daily basis. Therefore, we need a heating plan that can maintain a heavy workload and operate reliably, safely, and efficiently. I absolutely don’t want to spend a fortune on bi-weekly energy bills or be stuck without heat in the middle of a blizzard. My wife and I did quite a bit of research into the different chances for residential heating when we were building our condo. After careful consideration, we invested in a boiler-based oil furnace. A boiler heating plan is made up the actual boiler that heats as well as distributes water, along with a network of pipes which transfers the water. The pipes are installed into the walls or subfloor of each room in the condo as well as connect the boiler to either radiators, baseboards or radiant flooring. The boiler pumps hot water through the pipes causing heat to radiate from them into the room. Water provides a superior thermal medium when compared to air, as well as holds the heat energy far longer. Plus, there’s no energy losses due to duct leaks, making boiler heating an attractively efficient option. We also appreciate entirely even room to room as well as floor to ceiling temperature. Forced air heating systems tend to create unpleasant hot and cold spots due to the heat rising and falling when it cools. By comparison, the boiler infuses the heat in to the air as well as transfers thermal energy between solid objects. The warmest rapidly decreasing temperatures are near the floor, where the heat is most needed.