I can’t speak for all of the people, despite the absolute fact that I know I didn’t grow up with that boiler in our home, but for one I actually grew up in the deep south. So both of us were always much more heavily focused on staying more cool than warm. However, when I then first moved up to the North, I knew I had a lot to learn. In case you don’t actually know, a boiler is actually a type of heating system which utilizes heated water to provide heat. And some boilers heat under the floors of rooms whereas other boilers transfer heat through the room by a radiator. However, each actually heats water at a one central location and then runs it throughout your home. I also found out there are also multiple types of different boilers. While there are actually multiple odd ways to classify boilers, I only cared about those fuel types here. Accordingly, you can either have gas, oil, or even an electricity based boiler. For a gas boiler, inside the “combustion container” gas is actually ignited and heat is then transferred to the water via copper pipes. An oil boiler actually works genuinely similar to that of a gas unit. However oil must now be stored in tanks in your home, which need to be manually filled. Typically gas boilers are so the better option in almost every single, major regard. As for those electric boilers, they use the electricity to heat elements, similar to those on your stove, and then disburse energy to the water flowing in your house. Although the usage of electricity offers up no combustion by-products, electrical boilers are actually the most expensive and least efficient type of boiler able to operate. As a little fun factoid, I even learned several current boilers don’t actually boil water anymore, heating water only to about 190 degrees.