Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Heat :)

Did I mention my birthday/Thanksgiving present last year?


Shame on me. I meant to. I totally posted it in my head at least twice.

My Dad installed a new super capacity Water Heater in my house and finally hooked up the hot water pipes that run through our floor.

All winter long we have been warm and toasty.

It may be hard for you to imagine a tile floor that feels toasty warm to the touch. but that is how my floor is. And it heats the air (by convection). The whole downstairs is warm without any cold spots or drying out like central heat does.
And, since the water heater is propane, all I need is 1 deep cycle battery to run the water pump and we can have heat even when there is no electricity.

Sweet, huh.

The pipes all come in right in front of the stove, which is why the princess pies are all curled up like cats in front of it. I have my favorite spot to stand in the morning while I make breakfast.

You can actually feel on the tile, the warmer paths where the pipes are and the cooler paths in between. We left it on once, thinking if we ran the floor long enough, it would even out. But the house got too hot, so I had to turn it off.

I love love love love my radiant floor heat.
I also love my winter electric bill.


  1. That's awesome! I am totally jealous!

  2. Thanks, Melody :) I wanted to comment on your blog the other day to tell you that I think your prints on etsy is an awesome idea--but you've changed the commenting format on your blog and my computer won't let me choose anything from the dropdown list, so it won't let me comment.