My wife & I have lived in this old home for the past twenty five years. We’ve raised 4 children into strong, successful adults in this locale, & while other parents would assume the onset of empty nest syndrome, we think the beginning of renovation fever! We’ve already ordered current bedroom cabinets & set meetings to get them installed, then as enthusiastic as we are about our bedroom cabinets, we’re also getting distracted by a hard decision for us to make… See, we’ve historically relied on a boiler to give heat & hot water in our house. It’s been solid so far, but occasionally our water bill can be excessive as a result of its heavy use – particularly in the winter, to improve the home & combat rising utility costs, we looked into installing heated floors, then heated floors uses a heat source coming from cables laid into the floor of the house, & that in turn causes heat to evenly disperse through the home. It’s economical as can be, & the flooring can be installed using a single of two heat sources: electrical cables, or hot water pipes. This is where the hang-up is for us – do we continue relying on the boiler to give hot water that fuels the radiant flooring? Alternatively, do we use electrical heating cables to rely less on the boiler, however deal with an expensive electrical bill? All of us asked a local Heating & A/C contracting firm to get their 2 cents on the issue! Ultimately, the electrical heating cables would be more economical if we decided to ditch the boiler & use point-of-use water oil furnaces instead. The system got us wondering, & now we’re leaning towards the suggestion of the business! Hopefully they’re correct – I do not want to go through all this work, just to end up with the same utility costs!