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

So, I’ve been wondering about different heating options. I have had a gas furnace our entire life. I easily appreciate the toasty nature of having a gas furnace, however a gas furnace is not the most cost-effective heating option. My daily heating bill has been getting more and more high-priced because our gas furnace has been slowly cutting down. I called our Heating and A/C provider and went through heating possibilities with them. All of us discussed getting a new gas furnace with a fantastic SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. I was on board for replacing our gas furnace with another gas furnace however then our Heating and A/C provider recommended a boiler as a heating option. I had never easily considered using a boiler before and want your opinion. The Heating and A/C provider told myself and others that the “toastiness” that I like with our gas furnace will not be present with a boiler. The Heating and A/C provider told myself and others that while a boiler will give myself and others the same level of climate control, it just won’t be as fast as would a gas gas furnace. My Heating and A/C provider told myself and others that the tradeoff for the toastiness is the energy savings and the money I save from not relying on a ductwork plan (gas oil furnaces use ductwork, boilers use tepid piping). Do any of you have boilers or have any of you used boilers in the past? I have never had a boiler and I’m a little uneasy about making that change. Especially since our Heating and A/C provider told myself and others it would be more tough to switch back from a boiler to a gas furnace than the initial switch of gas furnace to boiler. Which do you like and why? Is the cost worth it? I would easily appreciate your input on the gas furnace vs boiler issue. Thanks in advance!

 

 

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