I’ve never known much about heating and cooling.
I have had boilers and furnaces in my lifetime, I never thought much about what the difference between them was. I’ve always kept it easy and never had any of the extravagant bells and whistles when it comes to heating and cooling. As I get older and we don’t have youngsters in the house, I’ve realized that zone controlled heating would be more efficient because I don’t need to heat the entire new home evenly. I called up a heating and cooling professional and asked a few questions. I have a boiler now, and apparently this is better than a furnace when it comes to zone controlled heating. A furnace uses heated air to distribute heat throughout the house, while a boiler uses heated water. The hydronic plan is better for zones than forced air, so I am fortunate to have had a boiler. The A/C professional was able to set me up with zone controlled heating, he also showed me how I can control the temperature settings for each zone using an app on my phone. Now, I have a smart control component and all kinds of temperature controls. Not only do I have better heating equipment, but I also have a better understanding of how the heating plan operates.