He has a boiler installed in the basement that heats up water and pumps it through a series of pipes hidden beneath the floor.
Last winter, I stayed with my sibling for a week while renovations were being done on my house! I needed to tear down the old plaster walls and ceilings in order to update plumbing lines, run new electrical wire and respectfully insulate; While the condo was torn down to the studs, I also had repairs made on the duct system and oil furnace! The project was extensive, messy and time-consuming. The only time I could get the dealers I needed was while both of us were in the week of December. At that time, our local weather was extremely nasty. This past year, the temperature dropped down to disadvantage twenty-multiple degrees for three week. In my own house, when both of us experience such challenging weather, my oil furnace struggles to keep up. I am forced to raise the thermostat and the gas furnace seems to be running always. There are chilly spots, drafts and the air becomes unpleasantly dry and stuffyâ€¦ My sibling has none of these complaints, then his condo was perfectly hot and comfortable, every single room was always the perfect temperature and there were no issues with insufficient humidity. This is because my sibling’s condo is outfitted with a hydronic rather than a forced air furnace. He has a boiler installed in the basement that heats up water and pumps it through a series of pipes hidden beneath the floor. The radiant floor furnace ensures that the heat is spread evenly from corner to corner and rises very slow. He also has a thermostat mounted in each room that allows for zoned control. He’s able to save money by not heating empty rooms and can cater to personal preference, and plus, his system is more energy efficient than mine so he spends less on his heating bills.