I’ve been helping my younger sister oversee the construction of her new home for the past several weeks. I have been trying to give her good advice because I worked in the contracting trade for a long time. I know a great deal about homebuilding and the little things people forget about during planning but make the home special. She recently asked me about heating and cooling plans, and wondered which type she should have installed in the house. There are a lot of choices out there, although I told her that she should seriously consider a radiant flooring system. These are radiant floors throughout the house that send hot air through coils that are installed beneath the floorboards. They they are able to disperse hot air evenly throughout the house. When using a traditional Heating and A/C unit, the only way to disperse the hot air is through a few air vents, and this is how the house can end up having cold spots. It can also take much longer for these types of heating systems to get the house to the desired temperature. She likes this idea because our family live in a section of the country that is frigid and usually snowing most of the year. We take our heating plans very seriously, as this is what ensures that we have a warm place to come home to and be safe from the elements. She should be done with her house in just a couple of weeks now, and I think she is going to enjoy it. I hope that I have been helpful throughout this entire building process for her.