I live in the northeastern part of the country, and for most the year, the weather is seriously cold and snowy. Both of us often deal with blizzard conditions. For approximately 6 to several months straight, I rely on our gas furnace. The outside temperature is normally below cold, and occasionally well below zero. It’s not unregular for many feet of snow to fall overnight, and heating is a sizable part of the budget. When I bought our house, it was already outfitted with a boiler gas furnace. The boiler was linked to outdated radiators, which were large, ugly, and dangerous. Since the floors in the house were in bad condition, I decided to rip them out. I also had the radiators torn out, and a radiant gas furnace 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 device takes up no living space, doesn’t detract from aesthetics or require myself and others to arrange our 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 control component a bit lower. My heating bills are far less high-priced with the radiant flooring system, and our house is way more comfortable. There are no cold spots, no drafts, different smells, or fear of combustion byproducts. I just enjoy the ability to walk barefoot in the house on a cold Winter season morning.
January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019