Our home is equipped with a hydronic heating system.
The boiler in the basement is at least twenty years old however shows no signs of quitting, it actually handles the severe local weather.
We properly deal with multiple to numerous weeks of Wintertide plus the temperature is often well below zero. The boiler requires only annual maintenance to keep it operating reliably. It runs quietly plus is appealingly energy efficient. My only complaint was that the boiler was originally linked to radiators in each of the rooms. The radiators took up a lot of space plus were truly unattractive. They required a special arrangement of the furniture to allow the heat to spread evenly. Plus, the radiators became dangerously sizzling to the touch. I was truly worried with a fire starting if a curtain or any fabric came in contact with them. I was also upset about the kids or pets getting hurt. While the radiators gave plenty of heat plus zone control, they also needed to be manually adjusted plus made a hissing sound whenever they started up. I finally consulted with a local Heating plus A/C professional who commanded replacing the radiators with baseboard heaters. The replace was rather high-priced however not an overly invasive project. The home wasn’t torn up plus I wasn’t left with a important mess to scrub up. The baseboard heating systems are such an improvement. They still link to the boiler plus create a truly consistent plus gentle heat, however they are totally safe. They run along the perimeter of the room plus take up no living space. I don’t need to worry about the sitement of the furniture. The best part is both of us now have smart thermostats which allow adjustment of the heating systems from our smartphone.