When my wife and I married, we immediately bought two black lab puppies from a nearby breeder. We weren’t ready for children and wanted pets again after years of living in college dormitories. Those two pups were full of energy from the moment they first stepped foot in our house. Now they are fully grown and have gotten past their adolescent spunk, which means they lounge and nap a lot more than they run around and jump. For the longest time, they only ever wanted to nap on our comfortable sofa, but now they stay on the floor almost all day every day. That’s because my wife and I decided to invest in baseboard heaters for our home. They are essentially permanently installed space heaters that can be powered by electricity, gas, or warm water in boiler systems. We bought gas powered baseboard heaters to completely circumnavigate using our ductwork during the bitter winter months and get the closest thing to radiant flooring without the expense and hassle. The heat is down low and has a chance to raise up and fill each room before it can leak outdoors or into the attic above. Without fail, my dogs will always crowd around one or two of the baseboard heaters that we have installed throughout our two bedroom house. We even put their dog beds in front of the one in the living room for added comfort and relief on their aging joints and bones. I am thoroughly enjoying our new investment. Just knowing that our energy costs have shrunk and our dogs have a new sense of comfort in their lives is more than enough to make me content. Plus, I love how they feel as well—I may even move my desk in our shared office so it’s closer to the baseboard heater installed there.