I really should research some of my purchases thoroughly… When my oil furnace broke, I wanted to upgrade it with a new oil heater. However I read and heard about radiant heated floors and liked what I heard. So, I jumped on the radiant flooring option and scheduled the furnace set up instantly. I should have looked into how the furnace is installed. Instead, I had to find out while the heating and air conditioning contractor was there… My brand new family room tile had to be ripped up in order to place the electric mats under the floors. My favorite carpet in the office was pried up for the mats–even my wood flooring that was original to the house was totally ruined. I had to get new flooring for the study and it is just not the same. All of the labor that involved ripping up the floors cost me too. I had to spend my savings for that, the heating replacement and to set up brand new floors went over top of it. It was way more of a heating expense than I was expecting. Now having the radiant heated floors, I do prefer them, but, I don’t prefer the heating system enough to warrant that sizable cost. A simple oil furnace or fireplace would have just set right up in the study room. It would have taken hours, not afternoons, and there would only be a single cost acquaintanced with the furnace replacement too. Next time I need a pressing expense, I will look more into what comes with it. I don’t want to be surprised this badly again.