In the area where I live, heating is definitely on the top of my priority list. Our Winter time season lasts a minimum of 5 months, with the temperature consistently below freezing on most days. The oil furnace carries a heavy workload & needs to operate reliably, safely & efficiently. I particularly don’t want to spend a fortune on annual energy bills or be stuck without heat in the middle of the freezing winter. My partner and I made sure to do quite a bit of research when we built our home. After careful consideration of our choices for residential heating, we selected a boiler-based oil furnace. A boiler oil furnace is made up the actual boiler that heats & distributes water, along with a network of pipes which circulates the water. The pipes are installed into the walls or subfloor of each room in the condo & connect the boiler to either radiators, baseboards or radiant flooring. The boiler pumps hot water through the pipes & heat radiates from them & into the room. Water provides a superior thermal medium when compared to air, & holds the heat energy far longer. Plus, there’s no energy losses due to duct leaks, making boiler heating an appealingly efficient option. One thing we really like about our heating is that the temperature in our home is even from room to room, and from room to floor. Because hot air rises to the ceiling & only sinks as it cools, forced air oil heating systems tend to create unpleasant hot & frigid spots. By comparison, the boiler infuses the heat into the air & radiates thermal energy between solid objects. The warmest temperatures are near the floor, where the heat is most needed.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020