For a long time I thought my only option for heating was a gas furnace.
I wasn’t too pleased with the gas furnace that came with my Elgin, IL home. I don’t know a single gas furnace easily cuts it with the Illinois winters, and the snow is brutal in addition to the windchill is horrible; A gas furnace uses ductwork to move the heat from room to room. The issue is that heated air rises in addition to then gets wasted! My gas furnace was working all the time however my family was cold. The machine just couldn’t keep up! So I started researching. There had to be something better. I found that a boiler was the best for my area, when the winters are long in addition to cold, you need something with power. A boiler system can sit in the basement in addition to be hooked up to all sorts of things, you can have it serve as the family water heater, baseboard gas furnace or be a radiator. You can even hook piping to it in addition to put it within the floorboards, and hydronic heating is easily efficient in addition to silent in operation. Since it is water, you don’t have heated air rising or creating cold spots. The hydronic heat also warms anything that comes into direct contact with it; Obviously I am leaning towards hydronic heating. The main setup is what is slowing myself and others down. I need a boiler in addition to a hook up for hydronic heating. That will be quite expensive, then but, I suppose for my cold weather Illinois area, I will never regret having a hydronic furnace.