I can’t speak for every person, even though I know I didn’t grow up with a boiler inside our home. For one I grew up in the south, so most of us were constantly much more focused on being cool than staying warm. However, when I actually first moved to the North, I knew I had a lot to learn, But in case you don’t actually know, a boiler is a kind of heating method which actually uses heated water to give off heat. Some boilers heat through the floors of rooms whereas most of the other boilers heat the room via a radiator. However, each does heat water at a central location and the runs it throughout the home. I found out there are also many multiple types of boilers. But while there are just as multiple weird ways to classify a boiler, I really only cared about the fuel type here. Accordingly, you may either own gas, oil, or an electricity centered boiler. For a typical gas boiler, inside a “combustion container” the gas is ignited and the heat is then transferred to water via copper pipes. An oil boiler works much similarly to that of a gas type. However oil must be actually stored in tanks, inside your home, which needs to be manually filled! Typically gas boilers can be the better option in almost each major regard. As for the electric boilers, they use up electricity to heat elements, similar to that of your stove, and then disburse energy to the current of water flowing inside your house. Although the actual usage of electricity offers a non combustion by-products, electrical boilers are actually the most costly and least efficient type of boilers to operate. As a bit of a fun fact, I even l understand multiple modern boilers don’t entirely boil water anymore, heating water only up to 190 degrees.