Do you think I should replace our oil furnace with a boiler?

So, I’ve been wondering about weird heating options.

I have had a oil furnace our entire life.

I entirely prefer the toasty nature of having a oil furnace, however a oil furnace is not the most cost-effective heating option. My biweekly heating bill has been getting more plus more overpriced because our oil furnace has been slowly cutting down. I called our Heating & A/C provider plus went through heating possibilities with them. All of us discussed getting a modern oil furnace with a great SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. I was on board for replacing our oil furnace with another oil furnace however then our Heating & A/C provider recommended a boiler as a heating option. I had never entirely considered using a boiler before plus want your opinion. The Heating & A/C provider told myself and others that the “toastiness” that I care about with our oil furnace will not be present with a boiler. The Heating & A/C provider told myself and others that while a boiler will provide myself and others the same level of climate control, it just won’t be as fast as would a gas oil furnace. My Heating & A/C provider told myself and others that the tradeoff for the toastiness is the energy savings plus the money I save from not relying on a air duct idea (oil furnaces use air duct, boilers use hot piping). Do any of you have boilers or have any of you used boilers in the past? I have never had a boiler plus I’m a little sad about making that change. Especially since our Heating & A/C provider told myself and others it would be more difficult to switch back from a boiler to a oil furnace than the initial switch of oil furnace to boiler. Which do you prefer plus why? Is the cost worth it? I would entirely prefer your input on the oil furnace vs boiler issue. Thanks in advance!



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