For our partner and I, the location of our home was the priority.
The two of us wanted a fantastic amount of property and privacy where our kids can safely play. The two of us looked for a fantastic school district and hoped to be within a adequate drive from local restaurants and shops. When the two of us found the ideal spot, the home was a complete mess, however it had been left vacant for numerous years. The two of us were faced with broken windows, a leaking roof and tons of disfigure from water and vermin. The two of us decided that our best option was to gut the home right down to the bare studs and start over. Since our partner and I own and operate a construction company, the two of us have the experience, skills and tools to handle such a big project. About the only thing the two of us were able to salvage was the boiler oil furnace in the basement. The two of us called in a licensed Heating and Air Conditioning company to assess the system, and he said that with a thorough service, the oil furnace should last us quite a few more years. The original home was outfitted with gigantic and extremely ugly radiators in each room. Since the two of us were already planning to tear out the floors, the two of us opted for radiant heating. The two of us now have a series of pipes that affix to the boiler and are concealed beneath the current ceramic stone and hardwood floors the two of us put down. The pipes carry sizzling water and spread heat evenly across the floor, warming every object that contacts the surface. The heat rises slowly, avoiding drafts, colds spots and maintaining a consistent temperature from floor to ceiling. I like that I don’t need to arrange furniture around vents or deal with unsightly heating equipment. The radiant floor heating is legitimately silent and lovelyly energy efficient. No matter how cold the weather outside, our current home is perfectly sizzling and comfortable.