Although forced air heaters are the most popular option for residential application, I think that hydronic heating is better; A natural gas heater relies on ductwork to convey heated air into the numerous rooms of the house, ductwork is notorious for energy waste.

In the majority of homes, the duct system allows up to 30% of heated air to escape through holes, leaks at the seams as well as poor installation practices; Plus, the ducts tend to harbor contaminants that block airflow, reduce system efficiency as well as spread into the breathing air. As the heated air flows from the vents, it tends to rise straight up to the ceiling. It only drops down after it has cooled off. This not only creates uncomfortable stratification however requires the heater to run more often as well as work harder. Furniture needs to be arranged to accommodate the supply as well as return vents. Another downside of a heater is inadequate humidity. The blast of heat dries out the indoor air, causing health problems such as chapped lips, respiratory infection, headaches, sore throat as well as aggravated dust sensitivity as well as asthma symptoms. It can harm hardwood floors, moldings as well as furnishings. By comparison, a boiler uses water to move heat energy through a series of sealed pipes. There is no option for the water to escape or for pollutants to enter. Boilers are recommended for people with respirator sensitivities, but hydronic heating doesn’t make any noise, maintains a cleaner cabin as well as doesn’t dry out the air. It provides a more consistent as well as gentle comfort. A boiler can link to any combination of radiators, baseboard heaters, radiant heated flowers, snowmelt systems as well as even towel warmers. Plus, a boiler accommodates any size or layout of residence as well as allows for zone control.


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By Steve