I’d been hearing so many horror stories lately from our friends as well as relatives about their heating systems as well as the issues they ran into over the past Wintertime, but one of our friends entirely had to abruptly get out of the house, as the heating system had cracked as well as caused a major carbon monoxide leak in their home. With all these tales of misfortune, I felt that our own electric heating system splitting down was a sign. So, I began looking into alternative heating systems that don’t require combustion to work. To our surprise, there were more occasions than I expected. Aside from the conventional area gas heating systems that were both stationary as well as portable, there was also the choice of using radiant radiant heated floors. This alternative required 1 of 2 sources for heat: electric cables, or water pipes carrying boiling-hot water. Whatever the choice, the heat created by these cables or pipes would then radiate through the floorboards, as well as up into the house. While other heating systems use ventilation ducts to supply heat from unique locales in the house, this method provides heat from every square inch of the flooring (where the radiant heating cables or pipes are installed, of course). Radiant heated cables don’t heat the home as abruptly as conventional heating systems would, however they use far less energy. Plus, the feeling of walking around a home as well as having heat under our feet is such a satisfying sensation. I would honestly request it to anyone who wants a heating method that’s a bit more energy efficient – as well as much safer, too!