My brother has radiant floor heating

He even has zone control so that he can customize the temperature in each room

My brother and I alternate who is hosting the family for the Christmas holidays. Although my house is quite a bit bigger and accommodates more people, his place is definitely superior in comfort. My family would rather be at his house than mine. We’re located along the northern border of the country, and the weather in December is typically very cold and snowy. We often experience temperatures below freezing and even well below zero. My home is outfitted with an ancient gas furnace. It has trouble managing the especially chilly weather. The heat tends to rise straight up to the ceiling, creating temperature stratification. Plus, the furnace is a single-stage model, which means that it either blasts at maximum capacity or is completely shut down. The constant on and off cycling takes the room from overheated to chilly over and over again. My house also lacks sufficient insulation and has old windows, so there’s unpleasant drafts. It doesn’t matter that I’m a much better cook than my brother. I always prepare a huge menu and bake everything from scratch. I take the time to thoroughly decorate the house for the holidays, putting up a big tree, stringing lights and even filling individual stockings for each member of the family. While everyone appreciates my efforts, I can’t compete with heated floors. My brother’s heating system is concealed beneath the floors, operates silently and spreads the heat evenly from corner to corner. It’s a more gentle and consistent form of heating. He even has zone control so that he can customize the temperature in each room. It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, my brother’s house is always perfectly warm and cozy.

Find more ->