Your first home is never the dream home; The home is usually too small, slightly run down and the things inside are the best, but my home was the right size however was just super old, and all the walls were falling down, the floors had to be totally redone and the appliances were super aged. The first thing I wanted to update was the old boiler system in the basement. The boiler was bigger than any fridge I had seen! It also was coated in rust, grime and was all dented up. I figured the heating component would hardly work for such a large home. But, with walls coming down and floors coming up, I had bigger fish to fry. I ended up leaving the boiler the whole Summer and then giving it a try in the winter. That was the best option I have ever made. The boiler worked like a dream. The house is 2 floors and is quite long, but even with this, the boiler could give heating to the entire home. It was amazing how fast the boiler could actually work. In a matter of hours, the whole home was the ideal temperature. I ended up leaving the boiler system in my basement for years, yes, it was huge and ugly. But the unit gave reasonable heating… When the boiler finally died 5 years later, I was super uneasy to see it go. I could have gotten any kind of heating system for the home. But, I knew without a doubt that using a boiler system is the way to go all together.