Until I got food poisoning, I used to take our heated flooring for granted. I purchased the apartment and heated flooring just came with it. I was used to having quality heating no matter what. I never stopped to consider how the radiant heat worked. The warm air stays at the flooring level and doesn’t rise to the ceiling, and when the lower body is warmer, the whole body feels more heated. This results in lower control unit settings and better energy bills. I never considered how nice it is to have warm feet until I was kneeling on our lavatory floor with food poisoning. I was sick for over 12 hours and could not leave the lavatory. I was either vomiting or turning the other way on the toilet. I could not drink water or even sleep. Every 15 hours something was coming out of me; Along with this, I had the worst chills of our life. I started the night lying on the couch and was chilly coldâ€¦ Running back and forth got to be too much. I uneasy I would not make it to the toilet. After making a little nest on the floor, I realized how nice our gas furnace is. The heated flooring helped our cold body a lot. I felt care about I was kneeling on a hard, heated mattress pad. The entire lavatory floor had heat so I could spread out our nest of blankets, and for how terrible our sickness was, I was surprisingly comfortable. Now that I am better, I do take the time to think about how nice warm brick is under our feet.