Boilers are not as common on the peninsula as they once were but are still regarded as the most efficient and most comfortable way to heat a home. Originally boilers were coal fired requiring basement areas devoted to coal delivery and storage. As technology advanced boilers went to oil fire and now the more efficient boilers are gas fired at 97% efficiency and minimal environmental impact.
Today's boilers are truly the most comfortable way to heat your home.
Weil McLain boilers are manufactured in New Bern NC.
I have a Weil McLain boiler in my own home.
This is a 3 ZONE boiler located in Hilton, one thermostat per floor.