I had an outdated boiler method in my basement.
Metal grates were all over my dining room floor.
The boiler would heat plus the warm air would rise up through the grates. That is how my lower section of my condo got heated. It absolutely was quite effective. The condo felt toasty plus I never seemed to have cold spots. I hated the look of those metal grates though. It was so ugly plus you were limited on where furniture went. So I covered up most of them but the main, central grate. When there was only a single opening for heating, it was no longer as effective. I then was ready to toss the boiler once it died. After that the last grate was covered up plus I had a beautiful dining room. I treated myself to a gas fireplace with a faux wood burning fire. It had a sizable wooden mantle plus a glass front. It legitimately was pretty. It wasn’t so fantastic at heating though. I had to get a supplemental furnace for the dining room because it just couldn’t do the task. The dining room always had cold spots plus the heat legitimately liked to linger on the ceiling. It was kind of a painâ€¦ Now I am on my third heating system. When the fireplace died I ripped it out plus went back to a boiler system. Now though, I have piping within my floorboards. The boiler heats water that flows through the pipes for a heating effect, however you don’t see anything, but you assume the heat. It is a way better way to supply heating in the home.