If you live in Minnesota you learn to appreciate central heating. The first thing I look at when I go into the basement of a home is the heating plant. They are not always in the basement. Sometimes furnaces are hidden in closets or attics.
There are home buyers who strongly prefer certain types of heating. Back in the day when there were a lot of homes on the market buyers would even ask me to make heating type part of the search criteria.
Because heating is so interesting. The NorthstarMLS created this infographic to show heating types and how popular they are. Which heating type is the best? That depends upon who you talk to. Personally, I would love to have in-floor heating.