After weeks of deliberating over which Heating, Ventilation, and A/C idea the people I was with and I wanted for our new home, the people I was with and I finally settled for the heat pump system, with electric radiant heating for the supplemental.
The radiant heating the people I was with and I had chosen was a newer model.
It was mounted at the top of the wall and they were set up to blow the heating onto the floor. The heat would then go up along the walls, radiating its heat throughout the rooms. I would not need to worry about cleaning and having them in the way of my sweeping and mopping, or vacuuming my carpets. Our new heat pump used the ambient heating of outside and pulled it inside, so it would be able to heat the water that would flow through water pipes and heat the house. We had the water pipes put beneath our flooring so the people I was with and I had radiant heating without having radiators or ductworks. I typically hated needing to location my furniture in certain locations just so I didn’t block an ductwork. I didn’t care about needing to keep my curtains short because I couldn’t have the heat blowing into the curtains instead of the room. With my radiant heating, the heat was already on the floor and I wouldn’t need to worry about chilly feet anymore. I especially loved that the people I was with and I had the heat in the bathroom. We did opt to not have radiant heating in the family room or in our home office. We felt that the family room would hot up gently with the heat from the kitchen, and the people I was with and I liked our home office on the cooler side.