When we decided to stay put, we also wanted to make wonderful HVAC heating a priority.
The decision on where to spend the rest of our days is one that most everyone has to address at some point in their lives.
However, my parents didn’t even consider leaving the family farm until the literally couldn’t take care of themselves any longer. Having experienced that, I just didn’t want that for my kids. It made more sense to me and my husband to upgrade the HVAC equipment and sell the family home. We really wanted to simplify our lives while we could in order to make way for a planned and easier transition to getting old. It’s just that we weren’t so sure that moving south and dealing with all that HVAC cooling was for us. We were both from this area both of us preferred a less than brutal winter over a brutal summer. Once we decided to stay put, the HVAC heating method for our new, smaller and sustainable home was all about the latest in HVAC technology. So our new house has a geothermal heat pump. And the heating is transferred through radiant floor heating. This is the most amazing heating method I have ever enjoyed. It’s sort of like the old school radiant heat from the boilers of yesteryear. However, having the heat come up through the flooring is remarkable. It’s not only super cozy heat but I can chuck my shoes and socks for much of the winter if I want to. No more bare floor shock on a cold winter morning.