My sister is so pompous about her heated floors. She has not stopped bragging about her new heating system. It has gotten to the point where I don’t even want to go over to her house anymore. Everytime I am at her place, I get a new heated flooring fact. You can only hear so many things about a heating system before getting bored. I got to hear all about how quiet her heated floors are. Since the hydronic heating is piping within the floors, the water makes no sound and does not disturb the baby. Who cares if the heater is silent or not? I sort of like that I know when my furnace is on and off. I think I would always forget to turn off the heated floors if they were quiet. Another thing my sister mentioned is that her heated floors don’t waste energy. The heated air does not rise to the ceiling. The radiant heat actually gets absorbed into her chairs, couch and other furniture, making it feel like heated seats. I have actually experienced this. My sister is not lying. Yes, having a warm butt while sitting on the couch is cool. Yeah, no heat going to the ceiling must be awesome and great for her bills. I can’t stand hearing about the hydronic heater though. I told my sister she should be the spokesperson for her heating business. She keeps trying to sell the system to the whole family. Nobody wants to change over their current heater though. It does not matter how good her system is.