They both love the new heated flooring to death, especially knowing they can adjust it based on what room they’re in or what portions of the floor they want warm at any given time
Both of my parents are now in their 70s. Since I live nearby, I try to stop in as often as possible and offer my assistance with anything they need done around their house. It started with helping them put up holiday decorations one year; now, I do everything from cleaning their gutters to mowing their lawn. The last thing I want is for one of them to fall from doing a chore that I could have done myself instead. I also started changing their HVAC filters for them every month. I get a large pack in bulk from a close department store, then I store them in their utility closet. This has transitioned into me handling all of their HVAC needs, as well as calling to schedule the service visits and watching their system for any malfunctioning. One source of frustration with their central heating and cooling system is their electric furnace. It is attached to the air handler and uses the same ductwork. The problem is how horribly inefficient it is to run, whether you look at the electricity costs or simply its effectiveness at warming up their home. This is precisely why so many people switch to radiant heat, bypassing any leaky ductwork in the process. After a bit of consideration, I offered to pay to install radiant heated floors in their house last year. I figured it would lower their energy bills and give them better satisfaction from their indoor heating source. They both love the new heated flooring to death, especially knowing they can adjust it based on what room they’re in or what portions of the floor they want warm at any given time. The flexibility and efficacy of these radiant floors is simply unbelievable.