I remember being asked by my husband if we should renovate the house before we try to sell it, and having to fight the impulse to say ‘no’. It wasn’t because I was trying to get something for nothing by selling the house as-is, but I’ve had so many friends tell me about how a home renovation went awry and wound up costing them far more than it was supposed to pay off! While my husband has always been a man of empathy, he didn’t share my feelings on this one. “Well even if it’s not for when we sell the house”, he told me, “I want to do one thing.” That’s when he told me about how he wanted to have radiant floor heating installed. I wasn’t sure what that was, so I asked him to elaborate. He proceeded to glow as he told me about how it works, starting with the installation of electric cables or hot water pipes under the floor of the house. Between the cables or pipes would be a material that helps disperse heat, and allows the air to spread out evenly across the entire surface. It was certainly an interesting idea, but what would the floor look like as a result? My husband than showed me an online catalog of vinyl and fake wood floors that will look sharp, but still allow the warm air to pass through. I admit, at this point I was willing to consider the option as a heating system, but I didn’t understand how it was controlled. My husband then ended his case for radiant heating by saying that the controls can be linked to a digital thermostat, or even programmed to turn on or off with the opening or closing of a door. At that point I was sold! We were going to get radiant heating for our home, and enjoy it for a while before we start trying to sell the house.