The beauty part of this deal is the heat is transferred using hot water flowing through copper tubes underneath the floor
I grew up down south so I was barefoot nearly my entire childhood. I can remember really fighting my mom about wearing shoes to go to school. I just hated shoes because I was so used to running around barefoot. Our winters were mild and the HVAC heat pump was on only occasionally. But even then, whenever it was feasible, those shoes were coming off. Then, I went off to college, married a guy from the north and suddenly, bare feet weren’t in my future so much. We settled down near his family so, I had some getting used to winter to do. It’s been 25 years later, and while I have gotten somewhat accustomed to furnaces, snow, ice and many months of cold, I never got used to winter. The biggest thing, looking back on it, was the fact that I can never just go around barefoot even in the house. Well, that is about to change because we are building a new house that encourages bare feet. Now that all the kids are out of the nest, my husband and I are building a much smaller home. We plan to be there for the duration. The new house has a geothermal HVAC which heats and cools the house using the earth’s near constant ground temperature. The beauty part of this deal is the heat is transferred using hot water flowing through copper tubes underneath the floor. I can’t wait to spend my retirement years completely barefoot! I guess this is as close I am going to get to being that little kid who never wanted to wear shoes.