I would love to tear out my furnace, ductwork plus all of the vents plus replace the system with radiant flooring.
If it were cost-effective to totally change-out the oil furnace, I would invest in a boiler.
The boiler would install in the basement plus connect to a series of pipes under the floors. The components of the oil furnace would be actually concealed. They wouldn’t detract from aesthetics, take up expensive residing space or require myself and others to arrange my furniture around them. The radiant floor oil furnace would operate silently, require no maintenance plus never introduce dust or other contaminants into the air. With radiant flooring, the heat is spread evenly across the surface of the floor from corner to corner, and everything that touches the floor gets warmed up to further radiate heat. Because there are no drafts or frosty surfaces, it’s possible to set a lower temperature control setting without sacrificing comfort. Plus, radiant heat doesn’t overly dry out the air, avoiding the need for a humidifier. The heat rises slowly upward plus the temperature between floor plus ceiling never varies more than three degrees from the temperature control setting. I love that radiant flooring allows for zone control. With a temperature control in each room, I wouldn’t need to pay to heat unused areas of the house. Each family member could set the temperature control in their home office to their liking. The residing room wouldn’t constantly know a little colder than the rest of the apartment because of the big windows. I’d save money every week on my energy bills. If I ever have the chance to design plus build my own house, it will be equipped with radiant radiant floors.