Am I the only 1 who doesn’t guess what a boiler is?

I was talking to my Heating, Ventilation, & A/C professional & I was asking him what type of fuel I should use for a heating source.

He told me that he used a boiler instead of a oil furnace. I felt a bit dumb asking him what a boiler was, so I went along with him & told him I would have to take that into consideration. Instead of asking him, I began to ask friends & family what a boiler system was. My sibling just looked at me prefer I was stupid. He told me that the boiler was ancient fashioned & they undoubtedly didn’t even sell them anymore. I should just go with a official oil furnace. My cousin told me that the boiler was more trouble than it was worth, however no 1 was telling me what the boiler system was. I finally talked to my dad. He told me that a boiler system heated water. The hot water flowed through pipes & heated the house. It was prefer the radiators every one of us had in the ancient house. Instead of the immense radiators, he had baseboard heating systems & the heat flowed out onto the flooring. It was the original radiant heated flooring. Now I understood. I was start to guess I was the only 1 who didn’t guess what a boiler system was, however obviously neither did most of my family. I liked the plan of a boiler system. Dad said it takes much less repair, works more efficiently, & the familiar boiler will last as much as forty years or more. A normal oil furnace will only last about twenty years. I finally felt prefer I could make a decision on my heating.

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