If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the year, its that forced air is a total joke. This system is just the most inefficient and ill equipped type of home heating for where I live. Here in the northeast, we have no need for central air conditioning. That means all our houses need here is a form of central heating. We need it to work and it needs to do so without costing a lot of money. Forced air uses ductwork, which is fragile and requires a great deal of maintenance. Plus, you’re dealing with a condenser that you need to take care of outside your home. No thank you, I will take anything else other than forced air heating and cooling systems. I’m a renter, and I know better than to trust my landlord to do a lot of costly HVAC maintenance that I’m sure he probably ignores until something breaks. You cannot count on people in this world to do the right thing, best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best instead. So, I stick with rental properties that have either a boiler or a type of electric furnace. Electric heating is pretty cool, because it uses no pipe or ductwork, responds quick, and you don’t have to worry about purchasing fuel for it. A lot of places that uses electric furnace heating have lots of HVAC zone controls because they’re easy and inexpensive with this type of system. Boilers are also a great alternative, as they use pipes instead of ductwork. The pipe system for a boiler is a closed circuit, so you don’t have to worry about dust or debris entering the system either.