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I would choose a boiler instead of a furnace

If given the choice, I would prefer to have a boiler installed in my home rather than a boiler.

The furnace requires ductwork to distribute heated air to the rooms of the house.

In the majority of situations, ductwork can be blamed for allowing anywhere from twenty to forty percent of energy to escape through leaks and holes. Those same imperfections draw in contaminants such as dust, fumes and VOCs and distribute them throughout the house. When the hot air flows from the vents, it naturally rises straight up to the ceiling. Because the warmest temperature is typically up near the ceiling, higher thermostat settings are needed. Furnaces are often noisy, rely on a great deal of maintenance and create unpleasant temperature fluctuations. In comparison, boilers operate silently, and because of very few moving parts, require minimal upkeep. A boiler uses water to convey heat energy throughout the house. Water heats up more quickly and retains heat longer than air, shortening running times and increasing efficiency. The water travels through a series of pipes in a closed loop system. The same water is used over and over again. There is no opportunity for pollutants to enter the system. Boilers provide such wonderfully clean and gentle comfort, they are recommended for those who suffer from respiratory issues, allergies or asthma. Plus, hydronic heating won’t dry out the air, eliminating the need to run a humidifier. The boiler can link to any set up of radiators, baseboard heaters or radiant floors. They accommodate the easy set up zone control. With independent thermostats located in each room, temperature can be personalized according to preference, occupancy and the specific challenges of the space.

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