Growing up in a cold climate, frigid afternoons came as often as the sunrise! Having to bundle up with 2 or 3 blankets, & nestle between pillows was a way of life, and i distinctly remember having to wear several layers to bed, to keep from shivering from the chill of the night. It almost seemed as if some unknown force sucked all of the warmth from the Earth. I’d wake up & dread having to put my feet on the floor. With wood flooring, the cold temperature made it nearly unbearable to stand too long in one spot, even with thick socks! 90s homes gas furnace’s were once called radiators. A thick, elongated, coil-like contraption that could burn you if you stood too close. As dangerous as that may sound, that one radiator could heat up the entire 3-bedroom home by just resting in the corner of the living room. It was so powerful, even in sub zero temperatures, you would never feel it, because the heating system would radiate immense heat so well. I don’t think I could be more grateful to have had such a reliable furnace. However, once technology started to advance even more, and brand new heating systems being installed, radiators swiftly became a thing of the past. You’d think improving upon something that has done so well would be absurd, however, even though the wheel was never reinvented, it was revamped for the better. Now that heating & cooling systems are one-in-the-same, convenience continues to be a trend throughout homes & apartments alike. Gone are the afternoons of switching off the radiator, & opening a window or door to cool the home quicker. And should I need to heat the house, I don’t have to worry about bumping into a scorching hot radiator!