I’d rather hide in the cabin with radiant flooring than head out skiing

Every winter, my family books a cabin in the mountains for two weeks. My husband, three kids and I spend the majority of our time skiing. We can step outside the door, strap on our skiis and head directly to the slopes. Every year, we book the same cabin, which has always been a little outdated. On really cold nights, the heating system failed to keep us perfectly warm. If we all tried to shower right in a row, we’d run out of hot water. During the night, the pipes would rattle and wake us all up. This past winter, however, we were surprised to discover that our usual cabin had been entirely renovated. There were brand new kitchen cupboards, countertops and appliances. There were much better mattresses in the bedrooms and a more comfortable couch in the living room. The best improvement was the new heating system. The owners installed a compact boiler which supplies plenty of hot water for showers and links to radiant floor heating. There is nothing as luxurious as stepping on a heated floor first thing in the morning. There are no longer any cold spots in the cabin and no drafts. No matter how cold the outside weather, the inside of the cabin is always the ideal temperature. The heated floors are so amazing that I never wanted to head outside to ski. I spent the majority of our trip in the cabin, barefoot, appreciating the radiant heated floors. It is a completely concealed, entirely silent system that provides an exceptionally gentle heating.

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