My lake house is outfitted with a natural gas, forced air gas furnace, plus I’m not ecstatic with it.
I don’t like how noisy the method is.
I am frustrated that it blows a significant amount of dust plus other contaminants from the vents, requiring myself and others to continually vacuum plus dust; Whenever the gas furnace starts up, I beginning sneezing, and plus, there’s all sorts of potential troubles with the ductwork. Even a minor buildup of contaminants inside the pipes restricts airflow plus leads to higher daily energy bills. Tiny holes or cracks at the seams often allow the heated air to escape, resulting in an increase in running times plus operations costs. Even when the gas furnace is operating at its best, it blows hot air into the room plus creates unpleasant temperature swings. Since hot air naturally rises, the highest temperatures are consistently up by the ceiling. I wish that I could rip out the gas furnace, all of the ductwork plus every single vent. I’d like to install a boiler method in the basement that would link to a series of pipes concealed beneath the floor. A radiant flooring method takes up no living space plus doesn’t detract from the decor. There’s no need to arrange furniture to accommodate the equipment. It operates silently plus doesn’t introduce any air contaminants! Because the heat is distributed evenly across the floor, there’s no cold spots or drafts plus far less stratification. The temperature from floor to ceiling varies no more than several or several degrees. I could set the temperature control lower plus still appreciate ideal comfort. Plus, hydronic genre heating doesn’t dry out of the air plus require the addition of a humidifier. With radiant floors, I’d get the benefits of zone control. Along with personalizing the temperature of each room, I’d be able to avoid heating empty rooms plus take fortune of further cost savings.