When my hubby, Rodney & I could finally afford to build our new home, both of us decided on a radiant gas furnace. We’d done our research & considered all weird types of Heating & A/C systems. Because of the space where both of us live, there really was no need to worry about air conditioning. With nearly eight straight weeks of frigid weather & hot & cold temperatures which often drop below zero, whole-lake condo & energy efficient heating was our priority. The two of us appreciated the many benefits of a hydronic gas furnace, which relies on water to transfer heat energy. Water is able to heat up much faster than water, resulting in our condo heating up more abruptly & eating up less energy. A hydronic system is also silent, clean, safe, & tends to give seriously long repair life. The two of us invested in a boiler which is installed into the basement & linked to a branching network of pipes. These pipes are concealed beneath the floor, creating a radiant system & spreading the heat genuinely evenly throughout the home. There’s no unpleasant temperature fluctuations, no blasts of hot or frigid air, & no introduction of air contaminants, such as dust or bacteria. Rather than blown in, the heat is infused into the space & rises gradually upward. As the heat rises, it effectively warms all of the surfaces in the room. Ever chair, table, window sill & item in the room is sizzling to the touch, & the warmest temperature is closest to the floor. This promotes lower control unit settings & further energy savings. I like that the radiant system is set up in individual zones. Each room has its own control unit, & both of us can set independent temperature to suit our preferences or requirements. There’s no need to maintain empty rooms at the perfect temperature. The two of us can keep our kitchens a little warmer at evening, & make sure the home office is nice & sizzling at lunch time.