I live in the northeastern part of the country, and for most the year, the weather is extremely cold and snowy. We often deal with blizzard conditions. For approximately six to eight months straight, I rely on my heating system. The outside temperature is normally below freezing, and sometimes well below zero. It’s not unusual for several feet of snow to fall overnight, and heating is a big part of the budget. When I bought my house, it was already outfitted with a boiler heating system. The boiler was linked to ancient radiators, which were large, ugly, and dangerous. Since the floors in the home were in terrible condition, I decided to rip them out. I also had the radiators torn out, and a radiant heating system installed. A series of looping pipes are linked to the boiler and concealed under the new hardwood floors. Hot water is pumped through the pipes, which spreads the heat evenly across the floor. I like that the heating equipment takes up no living space, doesn’t detract from aesthetics or require me to arrange my furniture to accommodate it. The heating process is entirely silent and doesn’t introduce contaminants into the air. Because the heat is mainly kept near the floor, rather than trapped at the ceiling, I’m able to adjust the thermostat a bit lower. My heating bills are far less expensive with the radiant flooring system, and my home is way more comfortable. There are no cold spots, no drafts, strange smells, or fear of combustion byproducts. I just love the ability to walk barefoot in the house on a cold winter day.
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021