I decided to test out heated flooring before I got my whole home installed with it, and i am in the process of redoing the floors in my house.
I am ripping up all the carpet plus cement plus replacing it with hardwood.
It makes sense that during this process to install the furnace under the floorboards. My gas oil furnace is about to die anyway. I can rip out the gas furnace plus just rely on heated flooring, however, I wanted to assume if I would prefer radiant heating before I committed to it. I made the mistake though of picking the wrong room to test of radiant heat. I got the heated flooring installed in the dining room first. Having heated flooring in the dining room is not great. I cook with the burners plus stove everydayâ€¦ The heat from that unit is quite a bit, and combine this with radiant heating plus I am a sizzling beast. My feet are so slick with sweat that I assume prefer I could fall on the floor as well. It is not the fault of the radiant heater. I just prefer cooking with sizzling tools! But, now I need to make a decision, do I install heated flooring in another room or just put hardwood over top plus figure on a new oil furnace? I don’t want to install more heated flooring if I will end up not liking it. But, I am not sure that I don’t prefer it. I assume that cooking with radiant heating is not pleasant. But maybe I would prefer hot feet in the residing room or bathroom.