A few years ago, my husband as well as I bought an seriously old condo with the intention of fixing it up. All of us enjoyed the location as well as size of the property, as well as the structure of the condo was good. The former owners, but, didn’t keep up with official service as well as had made no upgrades while they lived there. The condo had also been left empty for approximately multiple years. All of us dealt with a mouse infestation, broken windows, leaky roof, rotted floors as well as corroded plumbing. The wiring was not up to local codes, as well as all of the appliances needed to be upgraded. All of us basically gutted the entire structure down to the bare studs as well as started over. The only thing in the condo that was reusable was the boiler in the basement. Although the boiler system was rather old, it started up just fine. All of us had it took care of out by a local Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C professional, who performed a thorough cleaning as well as tuning of all components. He said that with official service, the boiler could last us another twenty years. The HAC corporation recommended that we install radiant flooring throughout the house. Since we completely tore up all of the floors, it was quite easy to retrofit the pipes for the radiant system. The pipes link to the boiler as well as create a looping pattern, which is legitimately hidden beneath the modern floors. The pipes carry heated water as well as spread warmth evenly across the floors. The heat rises gradually, with higher temperatures remaining close to the floor. My husband as well as I just enjoy the radiant flooring. On the coldest afternoon of Winter, our beach condo is perfectly comfortable as well as we walk barefoot. The heating equipment takes up no living area as well as doesn’t detract from aesthetics. It runs silently as well as requires only an annual service of the boiler.