I live in the northeastern part of the country where the preparing for winter weather is the priority. I typically need to start up the heating system in early September. We rely on heating for eight straight months. The outside temperature remains below freezing and sometimes dips below zero. The total cost of monthly heating bills adds up to more than half of my budget. My home is equipped with a boiler heater, which effectively combats even the worst weather. The boiler is a hydronic system meaning that it uses water as a medium to move heat energy. Water heats up more quickly, retains heat longer, and provides a far more energy efficient means of heating. The boiler connects to a series of pipes which are linked to baseboard heaters installed around the perimeter of the rooms. This type of system easily accommodates zoned control. There is a thermostat in each room allowing me to personalize temperature settings and avoid heating empty rooms. Rather than blow heated air into the room, the baseboard heaters infuse the heat into the existing air. This creates more evenly distributed temperatures, keeps the heat closer to the floor, and avoids an influx of contaminants. Boiler heating is a great option for anyone who suffers from allergies or dust sensitivities. It operates almost silently, is exceptionally clean, and is wonderfully efficient. The boiler also supplements my water heating needs and provides the heat for my hot tub. With only yearly maintenance, the boiler is super reliable. I’ve had the same heating system for over twenty years and never had a single problem.