My husband is constantly on the lookout for new technology when it comes to the house. I can’t tell you the amount of catalogs and flyers we get in the mail telling us of the newest gadget or appliance that has come out. We were what you might call “reluctant homeowners”. It took a lot of talking, planning and saving before we even took the leap of faith into purchasing something. The decisions and obligations that go into becoming homeowners for the first time seemed endless. I never realized there was so much useless information out there to be had. But, now that we do have this investment, we will do everything possible to protect what we have. One of the first things that we did was install a brand new HVAC system. We live in a region where we are able to experience all four seasons. The one I would say is the worst is winter. Summers can also be very warm so we are required to have a working HVAC system year round. When we first bought the system it was really just a basic heating and air conditioning unit. The HVAC dealer told us that, over time, we could easily add onto the system with upgrades where needed. We wanted some of the newer gadgets, but we wanted to first see how the basic unit handled the weather conditions. Overall it performed well. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to install radiant flooring one day as our first upgrade though. I kept reading about how It heats the house more evenly and how incredibly efficient it was. We could save money over time and it may even pay for itself in a few years. I can’t wait until we are able to afford this new system.