I went home to my parents’ house while I was on winter break from college, and right away I noticed something unusual about the house I grew up in. First of all, the whole house felt warm and cozy. That might not seem so strange to you, but the whole time I was growing up in that house it was always drafty and cold and I was always begging my parents to let me turn the thermostat up a few degrees so the heating would kick on. Either that, or I’d try to get them to let me turn on the gas fireplace in the living room. Anyway, the house was also cold and even when my friends would come over, they would comment on how chilly it was and ask to borrow slippers and a sweater if they were sleeping over. But when I got home to my parents’ house for Christmas vacation, the whole house was just toasty warm and it felt downright cozy and hospitable! I didn’t even feel like I needed to wear a sweater or slippers! I asked my mom what the deal was and she told me that she and my dad had decided to have new floors put in the kitchen, the dining room, the hallways, and the living room on the first floor. When they were talking about remodeling the floors, someone talked to them about radiant heated flooring and they decided, on a whim, to just go ahead and get radiant heated flooring installed too! They decided they would just kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. I told them that I noticed the difference in the house’s heating system right away! I just wish they had put in radiant heated flooring when I was still living there full time!