The war never ends – the war on winter weather, that is! I moved up north several years ago after finishing my college degree, as I’d told my family from an early age that I wanted to live where it snowed for half of the year. I certainly got what I wished for, but now I feel a bit regretful for living as far north in the country as I can! Here, the snow falls so often that most of my wardrobe is comprised of thick cotton and nylon! My heating system in my house is also top-tier, and made to keep me warm and comfortable even in the deepest of hard freezes. It wasn’t always like this, though – my house used to be equipped only with the fireplace and a space heater in the bedroom. That winter was almost enough to make me move back home, just because I never could sleep with my teeth chattering and my body shivering to keep warm! Thankfully I’d saved a ton of money during my year off from school, and used it to go towards building up the heating system at my quaint, humble home. First I paid to have a proper boiler system installed and functioning, as boilers are made to last thirty years or more! With the boiler installed, I had a means to heat the house quickly, but not efficiently. Then I paid to have radiant flooring installed, as this would use the boiler system but only a fraction of the energy would be required. Instead of coming from ventilation points in the ductwork, the radiant flooring system would emit heat from the ground level upwards. Every spot in the house would be warmed up, as the radiant flooring covered every part of the floor in my home! On really cold nights, I used the radiant flooring system alongside the boiler as a conventional heat source, and even had a fire going in the fireplace. Even a southerner can find comfort in the far North if they try hard enough!