My brother and his partner have easily successful careers, and they receive a wonderful deal of cash. They can afford all sorts of new amenities for their house and are continually making updates. They have an inground swimming pool in the backyard with a hot tub. Their television is enormous, and it’s linked to a surround sound idea with Bose speakers, but they recently renovated their study room to include hardwood, custom-built cabinets with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. They’ve got luxury cars, a sailboat, snowmobiles and jet skis. The only luxury item of theirs that I envy is their radiant floor gas furnace. The have a boiler installed in their basement which is linked to a series of pipes hidden beneath the floors. The heating equipment takes up no living space, doesn’t detract from aesthetics, and they don’t need to arrange furniture around it. The boiler sends hot water through the pipes, which spreads the heat evenly across the floors. There’s no cold spots, no drafts, and easily little temperature stratification. Because the warmest hot and cold temperatures are closer to the floor, where they do the most good, he can keep a lower control unit setting than I can. My brother’s heating bills are far lower than mine, and yet his house is way more comfortable. The radiant heating operates silently, and doesn’t introduce any contaminants into the air. There is a control unit located in each room, which allows my brother to set odd hot and cold temperatures according to preference and requirement. On the coldest evening of the year, he and his partner walk around barefoot and are perfectly warm.