When we bought our home, I was drawn to the radiant heated flooring.
I had often thought about having it installed in our old home, but it wasn’t just expensive, but we didn’t have the floor space for the hot water pipes. When we saw this house, I couldn’t resist buying it.
My husband wanted to look at a few more houses, but I insisted. I knew what I wanted, and this house had it. There was radiant heated flooring throughout the house. It took less than six months before I realized that radiant heated flooring wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Not only were the floors heated, but so was every surface in the house. Anything that touched the flooring was heated. The kitchen was the worst of all. The floors were heated, and that heat went up through the counter and heated my countertops; which happened to be marble. Marble countertops were supposed to stay cool to make for easier dough rolling. The dough would stay cooler and make for a better pie crust or bread. I did a lot of baking for the school, church, and for special occasions. I didn’t want my marble countertops heated. I asked my husband if there was someway we could turn off the heat in the kitchen and in the bedroom. He said he was wondering how long it was going to take before I tired of the heating system. It took less than an hour for him to call the HVAC company and make an appointment for them to turn off the heating in the kitchen and bedroom.