When our partner and I purchased a fancy lake house out in the country, the people I was with and I were really content with our new locale. The thing that bothered myself and others about this place though was that there was no actual Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C system. All the people I was with and I had was a wood burning stove and a fireplace – that’s it! When I was talking to him about getting a gas furnace, my husband said that was what the fireplace was for! I couldn’t imagine that, so I asked who was going to be chopping all the wood. I’m a pretty dainty lady, and can barely pick up an axe! He said if I couldn’t handle it, then he would. Well, that first winter was really hard for us – honestly, the people I was with and I barely made it. My back was exhausted all the time, and my husband was having a challenging time doing the work of two people every day after work. He gave in, and let myself and others know that I could update to whatever oil furnace I wanted! I still enjoyed the fireplace, but I didn’t have to rely on it for the majority of our heating needs anymore! When I was talking to a Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C specialist about our options, they strongly advocated radiant floors. Pipes would be installed underneath the floorboards that could carry boiling hot water, brought from a boiler in the basement. The heat would slowly radiate upwards towards the ceiling and would evenly heat the entire locale, so there wouldn’t be a spot of cold air anywhere! Your feet would be nice and toasty and the air quality would be good, because there would be no air ducts collecting dust or smoke from the fireplace. I thought it all sounded wonderful enough, so I stressed a date for the upgrade! It took about a week to have everything installed, but once everything was finished, it was perfect for us! We’ve never known such a perfect heating system in our lives! I am never the least bit freezing, especially when I jump out of the shower in the evening or morning.